Two EurActiv fellows shortlisted for European Press Prize 2012

Posted by Marc Hall on 25/01/13

Two journalists who took part in the Fondation EurActiv PoliTech’s EU Journalism Fellowship programme have been shortlisted for a European press award.

The committee of the European Press Prize 2012 will announce the winners on 26 January.

Prune Antoine, currently a writer for ‘M, Le Magazine du Monde’, and Nikos Chrysoloras, a member of the Guardian Comment Network, are up for the ‘Commentator Award’. Prune and Nikos completed their on-the-job training in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

A High Level Group at the European Commission – including former German Minister for Justice Herta Däubler-Gmelin, President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, and Commissioner Neelie Kroes - released a report on Monday (21 January) recommending media organisations offer journalistic fellowships for both entry-level and mid-career candidates.

Fondation EurActiv Politech have been operating this type of fellowship successfully for past two years with the kind support of Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Applications for the 2013 EU Journalism Fellowship programme are now open.

The programme is set up as follows:

  • Phase I: One-week seminar in Brussels for 12 selected journalists (11 to 15 March 2013)
  • Phase II: Five-week work experience in Brussels for six of  those 12 journalists, including a visit to a Strasbourg Parliament session. (Group I: 22 April to 26 May 2013 and Group II: 03 June to 07 July 2013)

Click here for more information about the 2013 programme and how you can apply.

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