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About the fund
The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund was set up in memory of American journalist Kurt Schork, who was killed in a military ambush while reporting in Sierra Leone in 2000. It exists to keep the world aware of the debt we owe to brave journalists who engage in courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, injustice and human rights transgressions.
The annual Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism honour the work of freelance journalists, local reporters and news fixers in developing countries or nations in transition whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and frequently fraught with danger.
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SUBMISSIONS FOR 2022 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism
Applications are open for the 2022 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism until midnight (GMT) on Tuesday, May 31 2022.
The three award categories recognise the journalists most admired by Kurt: freelancers, local reporters and news fixers. Find out more about each category:
The winners will each receive a prize of US $5,000.
Recognising journalists who travel to the world’s conflict zones, at great personal risk, to witness and report on the impact and consequences of these events.
LOCAL REPORTER AWARD
Recognising the often-overlooked work of journalists in developing nations (or countries in transition) who write about events in their homeland.
NEWS FIXER AWARD
Recognising local journalist/experts, hired by a visiting foreign reporter or news organisation, whose guidance and local knowledge materially benefited the content and impact and reach of the stories submitted.
Amindeh Blaise Atabong Winner of the 2019 Local Reporter Award for his work in documenting the violent split between Cameroons English and French speaking
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