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Wednesday, June 5 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Award Ceremony

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Presentation of the 2019 awards, in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS).
This year winners:
Free Media Pioneer 2019 - Egyptian news site Mada Masr  (watch video here)
IPI World Press Freedom Hero 2019 -  Cyril Almeida, Pakistan  (watch video here)

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Markus Spillmann

Founder/CEO, SPILLMANN Media Strategy Management GmbH
Markus Spillmann was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14. His appointment followed over a decade of service with the Swiss daily newspaper. From 1995-2001, he worked for the paper’s foreign news... Read More →
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Beata Balogová

editor-in-chief, Daily SME
Beata Balogová is the editor-in-chief of SME, a major independent daily and news site in Slovakia. Prior to joining SME, between 2003 and 2014, Beata served as editor-in-chief of Slovakia’s English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator. Beata also serves as vice chair of the executive... Read More →
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Cyril Almeida

Editor and Columnist, Dawn
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Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda... Read More →
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Lina Attallah

Chief editor, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the publisher of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been a journalist for over a decade, covering primarily Egypt and the region, including the Syrian revolution and the Iran latest presidential elections. She was previously the chief editor of Egypt Independent, another Egyptian leading English... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent