The UBJ has been invited to nominate the Bulgarian participant in the selection committee of Daphne Galicia Competition

  • 07.07.2021
  • UBJ

The prizes of the newly establishedcompetition of the European Parliament for outstanding journalistic achievement in the name of the famous and murdered Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galicia will be determined by an international selection committee composed of media and civil society representatives of the 27thMember Countries in the EU.

The invitation of the Union of Bulgarians Journalists to nominate the Bulgarian participant in the selection committee of the competition came with a special letter from the organizers to the Union, signed by Laurent Brie, the executive director of Press Club Brussels Europe.

It has been already announced on the website of the UBJ that the prizes in Daphne Caruana Galicia Competition will be awarded each year for outstanding journalistic achievement that promotes or protects the basic principles and values of the European Union such as human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights. The prize fund is € 20,000.

Professional journalists and teams of professional journalists of any nationality can apply for the prize. Exhaustive journalistic materials,which were published or broadcast by media in one of the 27th Member Countries in the EU, must be presented.

The award ceremony will take place every year around October 16th, the date of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galicia. In 2021, the award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 14th in the European Parliament.

The European Parliament awards the prize and a cash prize of € 20,000 in support of investigative journalism and in recognition of the importance of free media.

In a resolution, adopted in May 2018, the members of European Parliament called EU countries to provide adequate public funding and to promote pluralistic, independent and free media.

Journalists can participate in the competition only online through the website