The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), is seeking proposals for the CEI Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism. Individuals, organisations and media companies are encouraged to nominate journalists who have completed exceptional investigative reporting in the past three years. The 5,000 EUR award also includes an expense-paid trip to the CEI Journalists Forum in Poland in September 2009.

Journalists who are nationals of CEI Member States (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine) are eligible for the award. The deadline for applications is 15 June, 2009.

For more details and nomination guidelines, see the CEI website

(http://www.ceinet.org).