The award is open to all full-time or freelance journalists in the world working in all forms of media, the environment, government agencies,UN and NGOs. It is aimed to recognize the leadership of individuals in the field of environmental journalism - people who help, inspire and support others in the field.
Some of Past recipients of the INTERNATIONAL GREEN PEN AWARDS;
*Aditya Man Shrestha- Nepal (founder chairman of APFEJ & founder Secretary General of Nepal Forum of Environmental journalists.),
*Valentin Thurn-Germany (founder of International Federation of Environmental Journalists),
*Jim Detjen- USA (founder chairman of US society of Environmental Journalists),
*Vijay Menon-Singapore (Secretary General of Asian Media Information And Communication Centre),
*Manuel s. Satorre Jr- Philippines (president, Philippine Environmental Journalists Inc.),
*Quamrul Islam Chowdhury- Bangladesh (Chairman of Commonwealth Environmental Journalists Association),
*Nina Ratulele- Fiji(Secretary of PINA Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists).
The last date for receipt of nominations is 25 February 2000.
*The results will be announced in the 22 April 2000.
*The location of the Award ceremony varies. The Last two ceremonies have been held in Sri Lanka(1998) and Bangladesh(1999).This year the award, along with a certificate, will be presented to the winner on World Environment Day, June 5 at a special ceremony at the 12th annual APFEJ Congress in Suva- Fiji, which will see more than 100 participants from nearly 50 countries.
The Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists
(http://www.oneworld.org/slejf) is inviting nominations for
INTERNATIONAL GREEN PEN AWARDS.
Name of Candidate:
Brief particulars of the candidate including a short description of significant contributions in promoting environmental journalism and their impact (max. 500words):
Reasons why the candidate merits the Award (max. 200 words):
References and their address/telephone/fax/e-mail:
Nomination submitted by (name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail):
Nominations can be posted to:
INTERNATIONAL GREEN PEN AWARDS
Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ)
PO Box 26
434/3 Sri Jayawardenapura
Phone: (94-1) 829519
Fax: (94-1) 826607
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS MAIL TO YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO MIGHT BE KEEN ON NOMINATING PERSONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GREEN PEN AWARDS.