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Dates, prizes, rules: 30 things to know about the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2022


LAUSANNE, September 14, 2022 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards 2022 are receiving submissions from all over the world. With the clock marking precisely one month before deadline, here are the most relevant details about the most prestigious prize in sports journalism. You can be part of it!

Here are the ten key points for the Awards 2022.

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Submissions now open for 2022 AIPS Sport Media Awards


LAUSANNE, July 4, 2022 - It’s time to restart. The fifth edition of the most prestigious sports journalism award is now open! After the unforgettable ceremony in Doha, Qatar, the AIPS Sport Media Awards are back and waiting for the submissions of the best sport storytellers. Our mission is to continue building a bridge to the future of sports journalism, by showcasing the best works from all over the world.

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AIPS Longlist Spotlight


LAUSANNE, February 1, 2022 – Following the conclusion of an intense first stage of judging, AIPS is ready to present the longlists for each category of the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021.

Starting today from Photography (Sport Action), the remaining longlists will be published over the next days.
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AIPS's Merlo: "Sport is an Important Tool..."


LAUSANNE, December 31, 2021 - The year 2021 has not been an easy year, but now we are facing 2022 with the hope that something better will come. I think we have to be optimistic, even if our last two years have not been so good. I think our profession has been put in danger in these two years: many of us have lost our jobs since there was no possibility to enter the stadiums and, in general, to develop our skills by meeting people. This is something that must be restored.

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See Who's Coming to the 61st NSMA Awards - Dec. 12-13


Click below to see which NSMA Award winners and Hall of Famers have committed to attending the 61st Awards Weekend in Winston-Salem, NC, December 12-13.

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Last week, last call to submit works for 2021 AIPS Sport Media Awards


LAUSANNE, October 28, 2021 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are only one week away from the submission deadline of November 4, 2021.

Having already received entries from over 100 countries, we remind you that you’re still on time to participate in the fourth edition of the Awards, whose final gala will take place next March in Italy.

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30 Days Left to Submit for AIPS Awards


LAUSANNE, October 4, 2021 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 are receiving submissions from all over the world. With the clock marking precisely one month before the deadline, here are the most relevant details about the most prestigious prize in sports journalism. You can be part of it!

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AIPS Extends Awards Deadline


The Covid effect still affects the world and therefore also sport. The work of sport journalists this year has been difficult again and, given that we have received many requests in this sense, the Organizing Committee of the AIPS Sport Media Awards has decided to extend the submissions by one month, until November 4th 2021.

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NSMA Stands With Oppressed Sports Journalists


Many of us working in sports media, especially those of us in democracies, take our press freedom for granted. But in light of several events in different countries over the last few months, the NSMA -- as a member of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and AIPS of the Americas -- would like to reiterate our support for the rights of all journalists to be able to do their jobs without fear of reprisal.

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AIPS President Gianni Merlo hails “very good” press operations and “high level” competition at Tokyo 2020


TOKYO, August 11, 2021 – On the eve of the Closing Ceremony of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, AIPS President Gianni Merlo shared his thoughts on the press operations of the event, which offered jaw-dropping sporting spectacles for the ages, in spite of being held under a state of emergency and largely behind closed doors. He also looked ahead to Beijing 2022 scheduled to take place in six months. Before then, however, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - the biggest Para sports event in the world – will take centre stage from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

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AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021: how to participate


LAUSANNE, April 28, 2021 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 have begun its search for the best sports storytellers across the world and it takes only a few easy steps to be a part of this incredible celebration, which promotes sports media excellence and plays a role in the fight against the threats affecting the world of journalism in our era – especially in this period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions are open until October 4, 2021.
Here’s how to join.

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Unprecedented attack, immediate solidarity: how a letter asking to silence Bolivia’s Nürnberg immediately backfired


BUENOS AIRES, June 20, 2021 - Amid deadly dictatorships and with countless journalists killed, Latin America has actively fought for free speech in the past decades.

Every victory in free speech did not come without a big struggle. Cases of pressure, persecution and disappearance of independent and critical journalists, including sports journalists, are very well documented.

However, many of these principles achieved are now in danger, in what it is becoming a worrying fashion in the continent. Publicly asking to ‘silence’ journalists is, to say the least, a painful reminder of our history. And something that AIPS will not tolerate, as it was proven this week.

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