Dec 16, 2020

The #AllForJan Award competition – the call for entries announced

Ringier Axel Springer Media announces its call for entries for the second edition of the #AllForJan Award competition. The #AllForJan Award recognises the best media coverage, exceptional and courageous reporting with a great impact on society, and innovative ways of bringing the story to the public. The jury of the #AllForJan Award competition with Věra Jourová, Vice-President European Commission, Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland, together with selected professionals and respected media personalities will evaluate the entries and announce the winner. The #AllForJan Award will be handed out at the occasion of the third Media for Freedom Summit (previously: Press Freedom Conference), which will take place online on 25th of February.

The #AllForJan Award competition is organised by Ringier Axel Springer Media. The Award is presented to journalists in Central and Eastern Europe who in their professional work remain faithful to values such as openness, courage and uncompromising reporting on socially important topics.
Press, radio, television and Internet materials published or aired in the media between January 1 and December 30, 2020 will be evaluated in the upcoming edition of the #AllForJan Award competition.
The jury composed of Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission; Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland and pro-democracy activist; Peter Bárdy, editor-in-chief of (head of the jury); Mark Dekan, CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG; Valdo Lehari jr., Vice-President of ENPA; Iveta Radičová, Dean of the Faculty of Media, Pan-European University, Bratislava will evaluate the submitted works and choose the winner. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the judging process will take place online.
The details and the rules of the #AllForJan Award competition are available at
The award is named after the global #AllForJan movement, which was established after the murder of Ján Kuciak, the young journalist killed in 2018, to honour his work and legacy. February marks the third anniversary of the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírova. He was a Slovak investigative journalist working for, a media offering published by Ringier Axel Springer in Slovakia. He focused mainly on investigating tax frauds of Slovak businessmen with links to top-level Slovak politicians. Together with his fiancée, Martina Kušnírova, he was murdered in February 2018 in their house in Slovakia.
In the first edition of the #AllForJan competition in January 2020, the jury decided to distinguish Tomasz and Marek Sekielski for their documentary "Just don't tell anyone".
The awards in the second edition of the #AllForJan Award competition will be presented at the third Media for Freedom Summit. The conference devoted to contemporary threats to free and independent media, such as political pressures, censorship, hate speech and widespread disinformation in digital reality, will be held online on 25th of February.
The organisers of the Media for Freedom Summit are the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) and the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA).
The partners of the event are: Reuters Institute, Digital Media Campus, Ringier Axel Springer Media, ECPMF.

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