Muslim journalists shortlisted for EU Award
European Commission commends articles defending human rights and democracy
New Delhi: Three articles published in The Milli Gazette (MG) print and online editions have been nominated for the European Commission’s prestigious media award ‘Lorenzo Natali Prize 2006’ for journalism given for writings on Human Rights and Democracy issues in the developing countries ( http://www.nataliprize.eu/nataliprize/).
The three articles are: ‘Muslims are trying to integrate, despite New Labour’s best efforts’ by Nasser Amin, a postgraduate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (MG, 15 September 2006); ‘Peoples’ Democratic Front holds first open meeting’ by Masood Hasan, a Lahore-based columnist (MG, 06 June 2006); and ‘Pope’s attack on Islam was no casual slip’ by Abdus Sattar Ghazali, Executive Editor of American Muslim Perspective (MG, 16 September 2006).
A 50,000 euros fund has been allocated for this year in order to reward the victorious journalists coming from around the globe to the Prize Ceremony to be held in Brussels in May 2007.
This new honour comes as MG enters its eighth year of publication and has established itself as the number one mouthpiece of Indian Muslims in English. MG reports are now widely quoted in the Indian and foreign parliaments, human rights reports and media at home and abroad.
Source: The Milli Gazette, 1-15 Jan. 07, p. 11
The three respective articles are linked here (Amin, Hassan, Ghazali):