2004 Bastiat Prize for Journalism - Finalists announced
IPN Press release
London – 27 August: International Policy Network today announced the 2004 finalists for its prestigious Bastiat Prize for Journalism. The $10,000 Prize was inspired by the 19th Century French philosopher Frédéric Bastiat, who used satire and wit to explain complex economic and political issues.
The winners will be decided by a panel that includes Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman, Mystery of Capital author Hernando de Soto, former New Zealand Finance Minister the Honourable Ruth Richardson, and Dixons Group founder Lord Kalms of Edgware.
This year, the Bastiat Prize attracted over 150 entrants from more than 40 countries, including some of the top names in print journalism. Previous winners included Amity Shlaes of the Financial Times, Sauvik Chakraverti of the Economic Times (India), Brian Carney of the Wall Street Journal Europe, and British freelancer Stephen Pollard.
The winners will be announced at a Dinner in New York on 12th October.
The seven Finalists for the 2004 Bastiat Prize are:
Munir Attaullah -- freelance writer and columnist for the Daily Times (Pakistan).
Ross Clark -- freelance journalist and columnist for The Spectator (UK).
Michael Gove -- Saturday Editor of The Times (UK).
Robert Guest -- Africa Editor at The Economist (UK/global).
Tion Kwa -- Editorial Page Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and regular contributor to the Asian Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong).
John Stossel -- co-anchor of ABC News’s “20/20” (USA).
Rakesh Wadhwa -- freelance writer and businessman and regular columnist in the Himalayan Times (Nepal) (honourable mention in the 2003 Frédéric Bastiat Prize).