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Press Release

21 July 2005


The Iraqi community Association newspaper AL-Muntada has been awarded with the Mayor of London "LONDON LOCAL PRESS AWARD 2005", at the awards ceremony where the Mayor of London Ken Livingston announced and made the award at the City Hall on Thursday 21st July 2005.

The Items "Illegal refugees do not exist" and the photographs of ICA 50+ Club exercising, both on front page of no.82, were entered under category 4 for Faith and Black, Asian and minority ethnic newspaper.

Guests at the Ceremony were welcomed by Lee Jasper Mayor's Policy Director for Equalities and Policing and addressed by keynote speakers; the Mayor of London Mr Ken Livingston and Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty.

Also by supporters of the award, Bemma Donkoh - UNHCR representative to the UK, Kirsten Hearn - chair of Equal Opportunities and Diversity Board, Metropolitan Police authority and Tim Lezard - president of National Union of Journalists NUJ

For further information please contact Jabbar Hasan on 020 8741 5491 or 07761081030. Email: iraqicommunity@btclick.com

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