Prizes – Press Prize

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe

The 'Free Media Awards' is the new name for the Press Prizes awarded by the two foundations The Fritt Ord Foundation and ZEIT-Stiftung. The press prizes are intended to support the independent role of journalists, who continue their word despite reprisals and financial difficulties.

The prizes provide support for journalists and media that report independently and refuse to give up in the face of threats. The media operate under tremendous pressure in many countries in Eastern Europe. With the Free Media Awards, we aspire to encourage journalists and media to carry on their work, despite threats and violent oppression. With the Free Media Awards, we seek to express our respect and admiration in an effort to strengthen independent journalism.

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe 2017 - Free Media Awards

Meydan TV, Zaruhi Mejlumyan, Anton Naumlyuk, Sergej Jolkin
Azerbaijan
Meydan TV

Armenia
Zaruhi Mejlumyan

Russia
Anton Naumlyuk
Sergej Jolkin

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe 2016 - Free Media Awards

Seymur Hazi, Elena Milashina, Nashi Groshi
Azerbaijan
Seymur Hazi

Russia
Elena Milashina

Ukraine 
The website Nashi Groshi

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe 2015

Pskovskaya Guberniya, Slidstvo.Info, Netgazeti, Serhiy Harmash, Valentyna Samar and Galina Timchenko.
Russia
Pskovskaya Guberniya
Galina Timchenko

Ukraine
Slidstvo.Info
Serhiy Harmash 
Valentyna Samar


Georgia
Netgazeti 
 

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe 2014

Maria Eismont, Yulia Mostova, Aliaksandr Klaskouski and Epress.am
Russia
Maria Eismont
Dozhd TV


Ukraine
Tetiana Chornovol
Yulia Mostova
Mustafa Nayyem


Belarus
Aliaksandr Klaskouski

Azerbaijan
Objective TV

Armenia
Epress.am

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe 2013

Elena Kostyuchenko, Alexander Golts, Redaksjonen i Yakutsk Vecherniy, Sergey Leschenko, Tahmina Tagizade and Mehman Huseynov
Russia
Elena Kostyuchenko
Alexander Golts
Ukeavisen Yakutsk Vecherniy

Ukraine
Sergey Leschenko

Azerbaijan
Tahmina Tagizade
Mehman Huseynov