GUE/NGL has announced its third annual Award for ‘Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information’.
First established in 2018 in honour of the assassinated Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the award has become an annual celebration and commemoration of the women and men who risked their lives by disseminating information that are in the public interest.
In 2019, Julian Assange, Yasmine Motarjemi and Rui Pinto were jointly awarded the prize, and in 2020, they will once again honour individuals or groups who have been intimidated and/or persecuted for uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public.
The award will aim to support and disseminate their investigative work in an effort to safeguard and promote the freedom of press and the right to information – especially inside the European Union which still does not offer adequate legislative protection for such work.
Nominations are opened until 23h59 CET on 1st March 2020 and can be submitted by email to [email protected].
Only eligible nominees with examples of work or sufficient information (explanatory documents, press documents, audiovisual material) will be considered.
A jury of journalists, whistleblowers and GUE/NGL MEPs will deliberate over the nominations and announce the shortlist at the end of March. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22nd April at the European Parliament in Brussels.