OSCE Representative Dunja Mijatovic awarded Concordia Prize for press freedom

media freedomDunja Mijatović

VIENNA, 2 May 2016 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović was today awarded the Concordia Press Club Prize 2015 in the category of press freedom and freedom of information.

The Concordia Press Club decided to award Mijatović the prize given her personal dedication to press freedom issues in 2015.

“Above all she is awarded for her tireless, personal, often exhausting quest to defend basic democratic rights of press freedom and independent reporting,” the jury writes in their decision.

“This award is very dear to me and I am proud and very much honored to be awarded this prestigious press freedom prize,” Mijatović said. “It also serves as a testament of the work my Office has been carrying out on press freedom issues in 2015 and the years prior to that.”

The Concordia Prize is awarded every year by the Austrian Presseclub Concordia to an individual or organization for outstanding journalistic achievements in human rights, democracy, focusing on freedom of the press and freedom of information.

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