Human Rights

Call for nominations - Raif Badawi Award 2019

Who will receive the award this year?

Nachricht25.04.2019
The annual Raif Badawi Award for Courageous Journalists. Nominate your candidate!
The annual Raif Badawi Award for Courageous Journalists. Nominate your candidate!Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom will award the annual Raif Badawi Award for Courageous Journalists at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

In collaboration with the German Publishers and Booksellers Association we particularly aim to draw attention to the difficult conditions under which media representatives work in many Islamic societies.

The liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced to ten years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes, exemplifies these developments. Many others have shared his fate since his conviction in 2013.

The award recognizes professional and courageous journalists or media organizations from predominantly Muslim countries. At the same time, the award, which was jointly initiated by Ensaf Haidar, Raif Badawi’s wife, and prominent German TV news presenter Constantin Schreiber, serves to keep Raif Badawi in the public consciousness. An independent jury of high-ranking media representatives will choose this year’s winner.

An independent jury of high-ranking media representatives will choose this year’s winner. This year's jury includes:

Ensaf Haider, president Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom
Florian Harms, editor in chief at T-online
Astrid Frefel, correspondent in Cairo
David Schraven, publisher and head of content at Correctiv
Andrea Backhaus, editor at Zeit Online
Andreas Cichowicz,  editor in chief at NDR

Please support our efforts to promote a free press and free journalism by nominating a journalist or organization for the award.

The nomination should include the following:

a) Justification

Please explain, on no more than one page, why the person or organization should receive the award; describe the quality and relevance of their journalistic work; and specify how they promote independent and professional journalism.

b) Resume of the nominee or brief description of the nominated organization

c) Links to relevant articles or publications (in the original language)

Please note that only complete submissions will be considered.

For more information about the award, visit our website at https://www.freiheit.org/badawiaward.

Please send us your nomination(s), in German or in English, by no later than June 11th 2019 to Badawi-Award@freiheit.org.

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