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:
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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