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Congratulations to the winners of #eu4wartawan competition!

  • Denty Piawai Nastitie from with article “Asian Para Games 2018, Perjuangan Atlet untuk Kesetaraan”
  • Diko Oktara Achmad Yani from Koran Tempo with article “Para Bintang yang Terus Berjuang”
  • Erik Purnama Putra from Republika Daily with article “Berimajinasi Melihat Karya Lukis Difabel”
  • Suci Sekarwati from with article “Kisah Perempuan Afganistan Perjuangkan Hak Kaum Difabel”
  • Yus Mei Sawitri from with article “Asian Paragames 2018, Awal Manis Sebuah Perjuangan Panjang”


(*) listed by alphabetical order


All articles displayed excellent journalistic skills, were deeply researched and told captivating stories. They were deemed relevant and 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.


The articles highlighted such issues and helped raise awareness about the importance for citizens and government to take meaningful action to fight discrimination and guarantee the full enjoyment of human rights for all.


Winners will be contacted individually for a more detail travel arrangements to Brussels, Belgium.

Call for Entries

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 is open to print and online professional journalists who are citizens of Indonesia.


For the purpose of the Award, professional journalists are deemed to be journalists working for officially recognised media outlets registered in Indonesia.

How to Apply

Entries must be submitted online by clicking the button below or could be sent via email: Beforehand, please prepare:

1. A copy of your press card in pdf/ jpg or png format.

2. A copy of your published journalistic work (article in print or online media) in pdf format.


The submitted entry must be the applicant’s original work and cover “non-discrimination related issues” in the 2018 Asian Games or Para Games or Festival Bebas Batas.

Submitted journalistic works can either have one or several authors. In the case that the winning journalistic work is jointly authored, please note that only one person will be funded for the study trip.

The deadline for submission is 9 November 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Entry Details

1. Thematic scope


Promoting Human Rights for all, non-discrimination and diversity during the 2018 Asian Games and Para Games.


2. Period of Assessment


Entries submitted should have been published from 15 July to 9 November 2018.


3. Language:

All submitted entries (only one entry per journalist) should be written in Bahasa Indonesia.


  • 1 August 2018: Launch of the #EU4wartawan Award
  • 9 November 2018: Closing date of applications
  • 15 December 2018: Announcement of the top 5 awardees

Jury and Selection Criteria

  • The jury will consist of the EU Delegation to Indonesia and independent media/human rights experts.
  • Entries will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance for the thematic scope of the award and for current affairs, for their clear messaging, analytical elements and originality.

Rewards & Conditions

  • The five (5) final winners will be contacted individually and the announcement will be placed on the EU Delegation’s website
  • The winning journalists will participate in a one-week study visit to Europe tentatively in 2019.
  • During the study visit, the five winners will meet key EU experts and institutions in the human rights and sports field, and European civil society organisations. Following the EU visit, each journalist will debrief the EU Delegation on her/his experience.


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.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact:


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