The Vladimir Herzog Journalistic Award for Amnesty and Human Rights is receiving applications for its 46th edition

Created in 1978, the award acknowledges journalists, photo reporters, writers and artists whose work values democracy and human rights. Applications will be received by July 20th

Applications for the 46th edition of the Vladimir Herzog Journalistic Award for Amnesty and Human Rights will be received from June 20 to July 20, 2024. This traditional Award recognizes journalists, photo reporters, writers and sketch artists who uphold democracy and human rights in their daily work. 

Those who are interested in taking part can access the website www.premiovladimirherzog.org and check the rules. For this 46th edition, journalistic works published or broadcast in the period between July 31, 2023 and July 20, 2024, inclusive, are accepted. 

There are seven award categories:

  • Journalistic text productions published in printed or electronic media 
  • Audio journalistic productions – reports or documentaries  
  • Video journalistic productions – reports or documentaries  
  • Multimedia journalistic productions published online 
  • Photography – photo or photographic series published in printed or electronic media 
  • Art – illustrations, cartoons, caricatures and comics published in printed or electronic media 
  • Report book – works edited and released in 2023 

“In yet another edition, we will acknowledge communication professionals and fundamental personalities who exercise and promote essential rights in our country”, says Giuliano Galli, president of the Vladimir Herzog Award Institute. For Galli, the most traditional and respected Brazilian journalism award brings together stories that reveal important facts about Brazilian life. 

Last year, of the 630 works in the running, 24 productions were selected for the final stage. “We received applications all parts of the country and hope for a similar outcome this year”, says Ana Luisa Gomes, director of OBORÉ and responsible for curating the Award for 14 years. “With so many urgent issues that we are facing in Brazil, the daily agenda of professional journalism is a great social and political barometer of our society. Democracy and human rights in the country are also bound to good journalism practices. This award is an example of that”, she highlights. 

Organizing commission

Since its first edition, awarded in 1979, the Vladimir Herzog Journalism Award has paid tribute to personalities and communication professionals who stand out in promoting fundamental human rights and celebrates the life and work of journalist Vladimir Herzog, tortured and murdered by the civil-military dictatorship on October 25, 1975 at DOI-CODI (Information Operations Detachment of the Internal Defense Operations Center), in São Paulo. 

Last year, in the historic 45th anniversary edition, the award began to be organized by the Vladimir Herzog Award Institute, a civil association under private law, not for profit or for political purposes, founded in November 2022, in São Paulo. The entity is a gathering of 17 civil society institutions, in addition to the Herzog family: The Brazilian Press Association (ABI); Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI); Artigo 19; Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of São Paulo; Conectas Human Rights; the School of Communication and Arts at the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP); the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ); Geledés; the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB Nacional); the Vladimir Herzog Institute; Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA); the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Chapter; São Paulo State Police Ombudsman; the Periferia em Movimento Collective; the São Paulo State Union of Professional Journalists; the Brazilian Society of Interdisciplinary Communication Studies (Intercom) and the Brazilian Writers’ Union (UBE).  

Check the calendar

  • Rules and Applications here
  • Period: from June 20th to July 20th, 2024
  • Public judging session and announcement of winners: October 10th, Thursday, with live broadcast 
  • Conversation with the winners and Awards Ceremony: October 29th, Tuesday, at Tucarena, São Paulo  

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