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At a formal award ceremony in Tbilisi, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia awarded the winners of the EU Prize for Journalism 2018 in six categories covering print, broadcast, online, and photo journalism. In addition, the European Union Monitoring Mission presented a special prize for conflict-sensitive journalism contributing to confidence building and peace.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Carlo Natale, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, stated: “Professional, impartial and informative journalism is key for a democratic and pluralistic society. We remain committed to supporting quality journalism and freedom of the press in Georgia."
Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia Mr. Erik Høeg used the occasion to underline, "Through this award we want to encourage reporting of a high professional standard on conflict issues as well as journalism that builds bridges between divided communities - thereby contributing to reconciliation and conflict resolution".
The winners of the EU Prize for Journalism 2018 are:
The winners of the first six categories received a cash prize of approx. 3800 GEL 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.
All works were reviewed by a three-member jury composed of Zviad Koridze (Journalist), Mamuka Anguladze (Transparency International Georgia). Media programme manager and international journalist Silvia Stöber , expert on the South Caucasus.
Entries for the contest had to have been published/broadcast/posted between 2 November 2017 and 15 October 2018 in Georgian, English or Russian. For the Best conflict-sensitive journalistic work (EUMM Special Prize), entries in Abkhazian and Ossetian languages were also accepted.
The winning works can be found at www.euprizejournalism.eu
For more information please contact:
Tamriko Mikadze / The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia / Tamriko.MIKADZE@eeas.europa.eu
Ana Kabzinadze / Communication programme EU4Georgia / Public campaign coordinator / firstname.lastname@example.org / +995 577 777 163