A publication or a series of publications on anti-war topics are accepted in this category of the contest. These are publications that have made an important contribution to the peacemaking process and to spreading the concept of human life as the highest value. Nominated publications should focus on issues of international disarmament, reduction or ending of national and international conflicts, support of national and international peacekeeping communities, etc. Publications should contribute to conflict prevention and resolution, cessation of hostilities, prevention of damage to civilians. A wide public resonance is an essential prerequisite for nomination in this category. Reaction of the authorities, suspension or ceasefire between countries (or parties of a conflict), conclusion of a peace treaty might be a positive outcome of such publications.
A publication or a series of publications that made an important contribution to promotion of civil rights (right to life and personal integrity, freedom of expression, thought and religion, right to honor, good name and reputation, etc.) are accepted in this category of the contest. Publications should contribute to strengthening the idea of social value of individual freedom and showing respect towards the rights and freedoms of each individual. A wide public resonance of a publication is an essential prerequisite for nomination in this category. The following outcomes of publication are taken into account by the jury: considerable social changes conducive to exercising individual rights and freedoms at all levels, establishing a dialogue among communities and civilizations, promoting the concept of civil rights as the highest value.
Authors of investigative reports or a series of reports are nominees in this category. Publications containing the following materials are accepted for participation in this category:
- a description and analysis of journalist’s own investigation of actions or events related to power struggle, violation of law, or those causing damage to a particular community or the country as a whole;
- a description and analysis of journalist’s own investigation of actions or events that caused damage to a single enterprise, industry or the economy of the country as a whole.
Nominated publications should reveal true causes of events, disclose secret motives of investigated phenomena and vicious mechanisms of crimes. A wide public resonance caused by a publication serves as an essential prerequisite for nomination in this category.
Nominated publications in this category should contribute to raising public awareness of environmental issues such as air and water pollution, pollution prevention, global warming and climate change, chemical weapons, waste management, ozone depletion, sustainable living, population growth, etc. Social, political or economic consequences of publications such as wide public resonance, crime investigation, juridical procedures, changes in legislation serve as an essential prerequisite for nomination in this category.