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Prizes announced in writing competition in Iran

Source: The International Journalists' Network (IJNet)

A nationwide competition established in memory of the late Iranian journalist Mehran Ghassemi ended in Tehran, with five prizes awarded to journalists that covered issues including civil rights in Iran, Iran and human rights, foreign policy of the current government, social issues in Iran, and Iran vs. America.

The editor of the Web site Journalists for Peace and two other writers from the same site were among the winners. Nooshabeh Amiri, an editor of Roozonline, received a special recognition.

The five winners of the competition will receive the one-month salary of the journalist Masih Malakout, and half of the salary of another journalist who wishes to remain anonymous. Other prizes include a collection of books by Ghassemi.

Ghassemi was the editor of the International Affairs desk of Etemdad-e-Melli and an expert on Iranian nuclear dossier who died of a heart attack in January 2008 at the age of 30.

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