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Nominations open for the Nat Nakasa courageous journalism awards – 2020

Nat Nakasa was a prominent South African journalist and writer who died in exile in 1965. The annual Nat Nakasa award is awarded for courageous and brave journalism. The award recognises any media practitioner – journalist, editor, manager or owner – who has:

*      Shown integrity and reported fearlessly;

*      Displayed a commitment to serve the people of South Africa;

*      Tenaciously striven to maintain a publication or other medium despite significant obstacles;

*      Resisted any censorship; and

*      Shown courage in making information available to the SA public.

To ensure that courage is highlighted within the community media sector, a specific award will be dedicated to a community media journalist, editor, manager or owner.

The winners will be selected by a jury on the basis of nominations submitted by the public.

Please send your written nominations and clear evidence-based motivations with reference to the criteria above to [email protected].

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 29 May 2020.

The ceremony for the Nat Nakasa Award for brave and courageous journalism will be held at a gala dinner on Saturday 20 June 2020.