Honouring courage in journalism – Apply for the 2021 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize until 19 April
March 2, 2021

Honouring courage in journalism – Apply for the 2021 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize until 19 April


One of the world’s leading journalism awards to honour journalists reporting on sustainable development issues has opened its application process on 1 March. The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize was launched by the European Commission in 1992, and named after Lorenzo Natali, a former Commissioner for Development and staunch defender of freedom of expression, democracy, human rights and development.

Journalists can submit a single application in one of these three categories:

  • Grand Prize: for reporting published by a media outlet based in one of the European Union’s partner countries.
  • Europe Prize: for reporting published by a media outlet based in the European Union.
  • Best Emerging Journalist Prize: for reporting by a journalist below 30 years old, published in a media outlet based in the European Union or in one of its partner countries.

The closing date for entries is 19 April 2021. Each winner will receive €10,000. The winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will also be offered work experience with a media partner.

Through the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, we recognise journalists who have dared, often at great personal risk, to report the facts and tell the stories shedding light on issues like injustice, inequality, and environmental degradation. Stories that showcase the inspiring ways in which people are responding,” said Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships.

The winners will be announced at the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize Award Ceremony (date to be confirmed).

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