Belsat journalists awarded ‘Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media’ in absentia

People applaud the winners of the “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” award for Andreyeva (Bakhvalava) and Chultsova during the ceremony. Leipzig, Germany. October 8, 2021. Photo : VO / Belsat

Journalists of Belsat TV channel Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova received the award “For Freedom and Future in the Media” in absentia. The ceremony took place in Leipzig, Germany, on October 8th.

The Media Foundation Sparkasse Leipzig annually awards the prize “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” in memory of the peaceful revolution that took place in East Germany in 1989. The prize is awarded to journalists, publishers, and media outlets who are committed to protecting and expanding press freedom while demonstrating a willingness to take risks, courage, and a firm belief in democracy.

Diplomas and statuettes of the “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” award for Andreyeva (Bakhvalava) and Darya Chultsova during the ceremony. Leipzig, Germany. October 8, 2021. Photo : VO / Belsat
Screening of a documentary video about the work and trial of Belsat journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva (Bakhvalava) and Darya Chultsova during a ceremony to honor them with the “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” award. Leipzig, Germany. October 8, 2021. Photo : wo / Belsat
Svetlana Alexievich took part in the ceremony marking the awarding of Belsat journalists with the prize “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media”. Leipzig, Germany. October 8, 2021. Photo : wo / Belsat

The ceremony was attended by Nobel Prize for Literature winner Svetlana Alexievich.

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