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.