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Samir Kassir Foundation


Winners of the 2012 Samir Kassir Award for freedom of the press here.....

The Samir Kassir Award is awarded each year on 2 June, the day Samir was assassinated. The Award was set up in 2006 by the European Union to restate our commitment to the memory of Samir Kassir, to his battle for freedom of expression, and, through his name, to all those who continue to fight for their freedoms. This 7th edition takes place while many journalists, particularly in this region, continue to pay a heavy toll for their work.

As the Arab uprisings continue to be at the centre of the news, sadly, many journalists and other media professionals continue to pay a high price for their coverage. In this region and since the uprisings, every 12 days a media professional has been killed.

Angelina Eichhorst
Ambassador - Head of the Delegation
of the European Union to Lebanon


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