EU Prize for Journalism in Georgia: winners announced
May 4, 2022

EU Prize for Journalism in Georgia: winners announced

On 3 May, to mark World Press Freedom Day, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUAM) awarded the winners of the EU Prize for Journalism 2021. 

EU Ambassador Carl Hartzell awarded the winners in six categories covering print, broadcast, online, and photo journalism. Ambassador Marek Szczygieł, Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission, awarded the winner of the Special Prize for conflict-sensitive journalism contributing to confidence building and peace.

The winners of the EU Prize for Journalism 2021 are:

  • Best story in print or online media – Tamar Babuadze (Indigo)
  • Best feature story in broadcast or online media – Anastasia Slovinskaia (Radio Liberty) 
  • Best investigative story in print, online, or broadcast media – Zurab Modebadze (Liberty Monitor)
  • Best online or print blog, opinion or column in print, online or broadcast media – Khatia Ghoghoberidze (
  • The most innovative and original piece of work in print, broadcast or online media – Tinatin Nachkebia (Indigo) 
  • Best documentary photo reflecting EU values – Giorgi Shengelia (Indigo)
  • Best conflict-sensitive journalistic work (EUMM special prize) – Zviad Mchedlishvili (

The winners of the first six categories will receive a cash prize of approximately 6,000 lari each, while the winner of the EUMM Special Prize will receive a one-month fellowship at the Institute of War and Peace Reporting in London.

EU Ambassador to Georgia Karl Hartzell said that because of the ongoing unprovoked and unjustified war waged by Russia against Ukraine, “the purpose of the EU Prize for Journalism has probably never been more relevant, as we have stronger reasons than ever to value those who serve the truth with strong ethics and professionalism.” He also launched the next edition of the EU Journalism Prize.

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