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Call for entries for the 2023 Nat Nakasa Awards

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Deadline: Friday, 30 June 2023

The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) is now accepting nominations for the Nat Nakasa Awards for Courageous Journalism, focusing on stories published in print or online or broadcast between June 2022 and June 2023:

1 – Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity.

2 – Nat Nakasa Award for Community Media

Nat Nakasa was a prominent journalist and writer who died in exile. This annual award recognises any media practitioner – journalist or editor – who has:

* Showed integrity and reported fearlessly.

* Displayed a commitment to serving the people of South Africa despite insurmountable obstacles.

* Resisted any censorship.

* Showed courage in making information available to the South African public.

* Any combination of the above.

The Award is open to all journalists serving all media platforms from a community / national newspaper, magazine, or an electronic medium (including online publishers).

Nominations of deserving candidates/journalists can be done by members of the public, Editors, fellow journalists, and or their colleagues. Journalists can nominate themselves. Previous winners of this award are, however, not eligible for entry.

Please submit your nomination with a motivation of 300 words and a sample of or the body of work by close of business on Sunday 30 June 2023:

[email protected] or [email protected]/ 0790297656

For Attention: Ms Dzudzie Netshisaulu

The winner will receive R20 000 in prize money and a certificate.

The winner will be announced at the Nat Nakasa Awards ceremony on 16 September 2023 in Johannesburg.

These awards are sponsored by Sanlam.

Note to Editors:

SANEF is a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists, and journalism trainers from all areas of South African media. We are committed to championing South Africa’s hard-won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics, and diversity in the South African media. We promote excellence in journalism through fighting for media freedom, writing policy submissions, research, and education and training programmes. SANEF is not a union.