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GUE/NGL to broadcast ‘Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information’ award ceremony

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The third annual GUE/NGL Award for ‘Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information’ will be taking place next week on Wednesday 14th October in a hybrid ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Dedicated to individuals or groups who have been intimidated and/or persecuted for uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public, this year’s award is once again named in honour of the late Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The prize will be awarded two days before the third anniversary of Caruana Galizia’s death.

The 2020 renewal will also be dedicated to Dr Li Wenliang, the Chinese ophthalmologist who first revealed the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak to the world, but later died in hospital in Wuhan.

Although the ceremony will be taking place at the EU Parliament, the pandemic means it will also be livestreamed here from 10h30 -11h30CET.  (Interpretation in EN, DE, FR, EL, ES, PT & CS). Full programme details here.

 


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Journalists wishing to participate in the Q&A section should contact Ben LEUNG at [email protected] by 12h00 CET on Tuesday 13th October, stating your organisation and language.

 

The six nominees are:

Chelsea Manning, whistleblower & former US army

Correctiv, non-profit investigators which helped expose the cum-ex scandal

Glenn Greenwald, campaigning journalist & author

Eileen Chubb, British care home abuse whistleblower

Omar Rojas Bolaños, Colombian whistleblower

Greece’s Novartis whistleblowers

You can read more about the nominees here.

Details of the jury can also be found here.

 

You can also read much more about the award here, including last year’s joint winners, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Nestlé whistleblower Yasmine Motarjemi and Football Leaks’ Rui Pinto.

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