The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) has announced the nominees for the 11th annual Press Freedom Award.
The nominees are:
The award will be given out at a luncheon at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on May 5. CBC’s Don Newman will host the event and the Globe’s Smith will give a speech on “The dangerous and confusing search for truth in Afghanistan.”
Also at the luncheon, three prizes will be awarded for the 9th annual international editorial cartoon competition.
The Press Freedom Award includes a cash prize of $2000 and the editorial cartoon prizes are $1500, $750 and $500. This year’s theme for the cartoon competition was “protecting privacy.”