The Free Press Awards nominees of 2023!
The Free Press Awards recognise journalists and media professionals who have a strong commitment with press freedom and independent information. We will honour journalists and media professionals in the categories Newcomer of the Year and Most Resilient Journalist.
We have received many nominations of brave and talented journalists from all over the world. We see that the pressure on independent media and journalists is incredible high, and therefore we are even more impressed by the dedication journalists worldwide show in their profession. Therefore we are proud to announce the nominees of 2023.
Most Resilient Journalist
Nominees of the Most Resilient Journalist often faced prosecution, violence and censorship for doing their job. They have shown a strong commitment to press freedom and independent information, and are generally highly-regarded journalists who are willing to risk their life or their freedom in order to keep the public informed. Below you find the three nominees of 2023!
Newcomer of the Year
Nominees in the category Newcomer of the Year show extraordinary dedication to journalism as a means to hold those in power accountable and to serve as a watchdog in the public interest, right from the start of their career. They show great talent in telling those stories that would otherwise go untold. The nominees are Sara Cincurova, Kaushik Raj and Holiancar Contreras.
Announcing the winners
The winners will be announced and honoured during a ceremony on 31 October 2023 in The Hague. The winner of the Newcomer of the Year-Hans Verploeg Award will receive a scholarship of 1,500 euros. The winner of the Most Resilient Journalist Award receives a cash prize of 10,000 euros.
Keep an eye on our website and social media to learn more about the nominees and to hear who will be the winners!