On the occasion of the 2018 Asian Games/ Para Games, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Indonesia is launching the “EU Award for Journalists (#eu4wartawan)” to recognise excellence in reporting and portraying on non-discrimination and diversity during these two major events in Indonesia which will take place on 18 August to 2 September and 6 to 13 October 2018 respectively.
To complement the Asian Para Games, Indonesia will also host its first-ever festival of artwork by disabled people: Festival Bebas Batas (free of boundaries). The festival will take place from 12-29 October 2018 and is aimed to raise awareness about the rights and the role of persons with disabilities within society. The festival is an initiative of the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, the Ministry of Education and Culture, Art Brut Indonesia and the British Council.
As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU initiative aims at raising public awareness in Indonesia about the universality of human rights and the relevance of its values, namely non-discrimination, gender equality, tolerance and diversity. These values are in line with the Olympic Charter fundamental principles which state that every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit.
The media play an important role in highlighting such issues and encouraging citizens and governments to take meaningful action to ﬁght discrimination and guarantee the full enjoyment of all human rights for all.
In this regard, the #eu4wartawan Award aims to support Indonesian journalists who contribute to raising public awareness on human rights, also in line with the Olympic principles. The Asian Games/Para Games and the Festival Bebas Batas provide a unique opportunity to disseminate those messages.
The EU Delegation hopes that the Award will encourage and contribute to high-quality human rights journalism in Indonesia.
The award of a study visit is non-transferable and non-redeemable for cash.
If a winner does not accept the study visit at the time stipulated by the EU Delegation, the EU Delegation reserve in all cases the right to replace the stated award with prizes that we consider to be of broadly equivalent value. The EU Delegation offers no cash alternative and winners must accept the prizes in the form offered.
The applicant/author grants to the European Union a non-commercial and royalty-free right to use – reprint full or in part; and distribute – the material submitted as entries. The author will be appropriately acknowledged when his/her work is/are used.
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