Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize

The European Commission is organizing the Lorenzo Natali Prize as part of its efforts to promote development, human rights[1] and democracy[1] and help lift developing countries out of poverty.

Established in 1992, the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize was created to celebrate the work of journalists in revealing abuse, corruption and violence, and in giving a voice to the poorest and most vulnerable communities around the world. It recognises that these efforts, often undertaken in the face of violence, persecution and imprisonment, are crucial to the successful establishment and protection of the universal values of respect of human rights and democracy that are at the heart of EU development policy.

The Lorenzo Natali Prize 2011 is open to print, online or broadcast reporters worldwide. An overall grand prize, a special TV prize and a special radio prize are awarded alongside three prizes for print and online journalists in each of the following five regions: Africa; The Arab World and the Middle East; Asia and the Pacific; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prize money

Grand Prize: EUR 5000

Audiovisual press:

  • Special television prize: EUR 5 000
  • Special radio prize: EUR 5 000

Print/online press:

  • Regional 1st prize: EUR 5 000
  • Regional 2nd prize: EUR 2 500
  • Regional 3rd prize: EUR 1 500

The journalistic work will be assessed on: relevance to democracy, human rights, development; originality of approach; professional quality, investigative depth; and public/political impact, if any.

Winners 2010

  • Grand Prize: Yader Francisco Luna García, Nicaragua
  • Africa: Kipchumba Some, Kenya
  • América: Yader Francisco Luna García, Nicaragua
  • Arab World & the Middle East: Manar Attiya Salem, Egypt
  • Asia and the Pacific: Shyamlal Yadav, India
  • Europe: Frédéric Delepierre, Belgium
  • Special Prize Radio: Mark Doyle and Ed Butler, UK
  • Special Prize Television: Yuk-Kuen Wong, China

To organize the Lorenzo Natali Prize, the European Commission works closely with the Reporters Without Borders, winner of the Sakharov Prize in 2005. The Prize has numerous supporting organisations.


  1. ^ a b "Human rights and democracy". Retrieved 2 August 2011.

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