Anna Lindh Journalist Award honours exceptional journalists

A Palestinian blogger from Gaza and an Egyptian writer at the forefront of the revolution have received special honorary awards at the 2011 Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Awards, presented on Sunday by Prince Albert II and the International Award Jury at a ceremony which took place in Monaco and brought together media and civil society from across the two shores of the Mediterranean.
Among the prizes, Asmaa El Ghoul – a Palestinian blogger and writer from Gaza – received an award for commitment to freedom of expression and her courage in facing repression, while Mohamed El-Dahshan – an Egyptian writer who was at the forefront of the Egyptian revolution – was awarded for his exceptional writings on social change in Egypt published in many international publications, and which made the voice of young Egyptian activists heard all over the world.
The official winners of the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award 2011 are:
The Award Jury, chaired this year by renowned sociologist Edgar Morin and presided by André Azoulay, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, comprised Giselle Khoury (Al Arabiya Television), Naglaa El Emary (BBC), Alessandra Paradisi (COPEAM Audiovisual Network), Maria Barradas (Euronews) and Donatella della Ratta (Common Creatives).
The Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures is a €7 million EU-funded project which aims at bringing people and organisations of the region closer and promoting dialogue, by offering them opportunities to work together on projects in the fields of culture, education, science, human rights, sustainable development, the empowerment of women and the arts. The Foundation is the first institution to be jointly created and co-financed by all member countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. (ENPI Info Centre)
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