Formed in honour of Samir Kassir who was assassinated on June 2 2005, the foundation is committed to his values and aspirations, and believing in the need to renew the Arab culture through freedom of expression.


Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press.

The award is one of the most prestigious journalism awards in the Middle East and North Africa and been granted every year (since 2006) by the European Union to the best opinion article, best investigative article, and best audiovisual news report.

Read more on the awards here