‘Belarus in Focus 2013’ is the third edition of a competition for journalists and others writing about Belarus for international media.
By holding this competition each year, its organisers wish to encourage journalists and editors to pay attention to ongoing events and trends in Belarus– political, economic, social, and cultural.
‘Belarus in Focus’ is held by Solidarity with Belarus Information Office (SBIO) in collaboration with Press Club Belarus and Press Club Polska. ’Belarus in Focus 2013’ is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) and NIRAS.
The Competition is open to anyone who has published an article about Belarus for media outside of Belarus in 2013. There are no restrictions on nationality, citizenship, or place of residence but Belarusian nationals are particularly encouraged to enter.
In ’Belarus in Focus 2013’, there are two categories: professional journalists (persons who have worked for more than 3 years as a journalist, or other professionals who have published for over 3 years in media) and beginner journalists (journalists who have worked for less than 3 years as a journalist, or other professionals/students who have published for less than 3 years in media).
The following prizes are available: professional journalists: x 3 prizes of 500 EUR; Beginner journalists: x 3 prizes of 300 EUR. In addition, six winners/other participants will be invited to attend a two-day workshop together with journalists from independent Belarusian media. Sessions will be led by media experts, including jury members. It will be held in Warsaw in spring 2014.
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