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Launch of the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 - 5th edition

The European Commission and DG Health and Consumers are pleased to announce the launch of the 5th edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists, whereby journalists are invited to submit articles on health and public health issues. By participating, not only are journalists' reputations enhanced, but also interesting topics can be brought to the forefront of discussion

The prize rewards journalists who have contributed in a significant way to help citizens understand health issues, and through their work reflect the thoughts and expectations of patients and health workers. It is awarded in the spirit of respect for media freedom and pluralism and in the context of the Commission's desire to improve communication between the European institutions and European citizens.

The Journalist Prize is funded under the second Community Health Programme 2008-13.

Are you interested in some of these health-related topics?. If yes, please read about how to submit your article(s)  for this 5th edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists. Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2013.

The winners of the past editions are:

2012: Petr Třešňák (Czech Republic), with the article on mental health  'Adventures in ward 14',pdf(138 KB) Choose translations of the previous link čeština (cs) published in Respekt magazine.

2011: Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland (United Kingdom), with an article on antimicrobial resistance 'When the drugs don't work',pdf(129 KB) published by Reuters.

2010: Gianluca Ferraris and Ilaria Molinari (Italy), with an article on stem cells 'Stealing hope',pdf(44 KB) Choose translations of the previous link italiano (it) published in Panorama.

2009: Estelle Saget (France), with the article 'Schizophrenia explained to family and friends'pdf(99 KB) Choose translations of the previous link français (fr) , published in L'express.

The European Commission would like to wish good luck to all candidates.

More information:

 EU Health Prize for Journalists

 European Commission – Health-EU Portal

 European Commission– Public Health