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German prize for Poitras – Edward Snowden film-maker wins award for international understanding

The award-winning American documentary film-maker Laura Poitras has been voted the winner of this year’s Marion Donhoff prize, decided by the readers of Die Zeit, Germany’s liberal weekly newspaper. This latest award from German readers is given annually in memory of Countess Donhoff, one of the founders of Die Zeit. It not a prize for journalism, but for increasing international understanding and reconciliation.   Poitras, who lived until recently in Berlin, filmed the events around US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations. Laura Poitras (Photo: Camden, Maine) She responded to his encrypted messages and was with Snowden in his hotel in Hong Kong, documenting…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Truth cannot be jailed

Leipzig honours independent filmmaker from Iran and investigative journalist from Turkey Two courageous men from countries where media freedom is severely restricted – Iran and Turkey - are honoured with this year’s Prize for the Freedom and future of the Media, awarded by the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig.Details will be announced on 8th October during the first annual European Media Freedom Conference held by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom. At an evening ceremony and reception, the winners’ achievements will be celebrated and conference delegates will meet Turkish journalist Nedim Sener. Leipziger Medienpreis 2015 - Jafar…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

The Willems judgment: CJEU’s missed chance to rein in biometric data usage

In her fourth post on data retention and border controls, Diana Dimitrova from KU Leuven looks at the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) judgment in the Willems case. Diana discusses the Court’s reasoning on the applicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (CFREU) to the further usage of the biometrics (facial and fingerprint images) […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Call for : Fellows at Radcliffe Institute Program based in Harvard University

Journalists and film, video, sound and new media artists can apply for this fellowship in Cambridge, Massachussetts...

Source: European Youth Press

Call for : Videos for The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) Contest

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) invites you to submit a video, which creatively responds to the question: “What does Democracy mean to me?” – with images and/or words...

Source: European Youth Press

Call for : English-speaking journalists of all ages from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

"Media - partners on the move for democracy, transparency and exchange" is a nine-day program in Berlin organised by the Berlin School of Journalism for journalists from six Eastern Partnership countries...

Source: European Youth Press

Call for : Native English Web Reporter and Community liaison at Cafe Babel

Cafébabel is the first European online participatory media outlet. The publication is sustained by a very motivated network of around 1,500...

Source: European Youth Press

Call for : Entries for New Media Contest

Students, bloggers, artists and writers can submit their innovative storytelling to a contest. The Media School at Bournemouth University is accept...

Source: European Youth Press

Call for : Participants at Youth Time Global Forum in Barcelona

Even though the official deadline has passed, International Movement "Youth Time" offers special opportunity to our network’s members to take part in the YT Global Forum as interested participants out of the competition

Source: European Youth Press

Call for young journalist to cover the Nantes Creative Generations Forum 2015

Orange Magazine is looking for one young video-maker with a background in journalism to cover this year’s Nantes Creative Generations Forum. The candidate has to be between 18 and 30 years old

Source: European Youth Press