Publication Date: May 2023

Last May 3, on World Press Freedom Day, the European Parliament launched the fourth edition of the DaphneCaruana Galizia Prize for Journalism. Awarded on a yearly basis, the contest represents a tribute to the Maltese investigative journalist who was murdered in 2017 for her anti-corruption investigative reporting. Conceived by the Bureau of the European Parliament in 2019, the prize rewards exceptional journalism that advocates and promotes the fundamental principles of the European Union, including human rights dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights.

Professional journalists and teams of professional journalists of any nationality can apply by submitting an in-depth contribution published or broadcasted by media outlets located in any of the 27 EU member states.

An independent jury whose members are representatives of the European journalists’ associations, as well as representatives of the press and civil society, will be awarding the prize. A €20,000 money prize will also be awarded testifying to the European Parliament's goal to support investigative journalism. The winner will be announced in mid-October, in memory of the loss of Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed on October 16.

The deadline to apply for the award is July 31, 2023, 12 PM (CET).

For a detailed description of the prize, visit: 

To submit you application, visit: 

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