The Award for Integrity in Journalism honors those who reveal the crimes against humanity
(9 March 2016) – YEREVAN, ARMENIA – 100 LIVES and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced the creation of a price distinction between courageous journalists that attract worldwide attention on humanitarian crises.
ICFJ Award for Integrity in Journalism, in partnership with the Aurora Prize will be awarded at a ceremony under the auspices of 100 LIVES, April 24, in Yerevan, Armenia. 100 LIVES is an organization that celebrates those who rescued Armenians during the genocide of 1915. In recognition, this organization supports people and organizations that keep this heritage alive.
100 LIVES will also present its first Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity to honor the heroes who today extend the spirit of responsibility and compassion. ICFJ contact 100 LIVES and George Clooney, vice president of the Aurora Awards, to announce the name (or the) winner (e) of this journalism awards in Yerevan.
“I can not stress enough the impact that journalism has on the awareness and the alleviation of human suffering,” says Ruben Vardanyan, co-founder of 100 LIVES. “During the Armenian Genocide, commitment and constant coverage by journalists from around the world helped to inspire other people to act and intervene. Today we see that this commitment continues even as Syria, Sudan and other war zones around the world. “
In the same spirit, the Award for Integrity in Journalism ICFJ will be given to (on) a journalist who has highlighted serious humanitarian problems in difficult access environments. By covering the plight of endangered communities, the winner must demonstrate exceptional courage coupled with an unwavering commitment to integrity, freedom and justice. His work must in turn inspire others to take action to intervene.
“ICFJ is honored to work with 100 LIVES to highlight the essential role played by journalists testifying persecution in sensitive locations around the world,” said Joyce Barnathan, president of ICFJ. “We are pleased to distinguish such a relevant way for journalists.”
About 100 100 LIVES LIVES is a new international initiative rooted in the events of the 1915 genocide, in which one and a half million Armenians were killed. Those who were able to escape, including the need for the courageous and heroic actions of individuals and institutions. A century later, 100 LIVES proposes to show his gratitude, share remarkable stories of survivors and their saviors, and celebrate the strength of humanism. For more information, please visit www.100LIVES.com. regarding the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Award winners will be honored for the exceptional impact their actions have had in the protection of human life and progress of humanitarian causes. On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their rescuers, the Aurora Award winner will be honored each year with a price of 100,000 US dollars, with the unique opportunity to extend the gift of the cycle by offering a organization that inspired its action for a grant of 1 million US dollars. The Aurora Awards Selection Committee includes Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Oscar Arias, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; the former President of the Republic of Ireland Mary Robinson; activist Human Rights Hina Jilani; former Australian Foreign Minister and Executive Chairman of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian; and the Oscar-winning actor and humanitarian activist George Clooney. The Aurora Prize will be awarded every year on April 24 in Yerevan, Armenia. For more information, please visit www.100LIVES.com/Prize. Concerning the International Center for Journalists the International Center for journalists (ICFJ) is at the forefront of the information revolution with programs providing journalists and encouraging citizens to use new technologies and the most appropriate methods. Networks of journalists and ICFJ’s media companies are revolutionizing the field. We believe that a better journalism leads to the improvement of our lives For more information, visit or contact www.icfj.org Maite Fernandez, Director of Communications, at 202-349-7636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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