The Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Every year, the European Press Prize salutes and encourages the highest achievements in European journalism. We believe the elevation of journalism is a constant, urgent imperative. Entries can be sent in between the 1st of November and the 31st of December 2014. You can find more information on this website.

Response from the European Press Prize to the attack at Charlie Hebdo

Amsterdam/Copenhagen/London, 7 January 2015

The board of the European Press Prize expresses horror and revulsion at the murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo. Journalism is the underpinning of freedom. Humour is an expression of humanity. Those who launched this onslaught are enemies of both freedom and humanity. The European Press Prize seeks to honour the finest journalism in our continent. Today its founders honour the voice of Charlie Hebdo. We shall remember it, and find ways of saluting it, when we meet at our awards ceremony in Copenhagen this year.

The European Press Prize was founded by seven media foundations: the Foundation for Democracy and Media, the Veronica Association, the Guardian Foundation, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Jyllands-Posten Foundation, the Politiken Foundation and the Media Development Investment Fund. The founding place of the prize is De Balie in Amsterdam. The European Press Prize considers the elevation of journalism as a constant, urgent imperative.