Awards 2019

Most Resilient Journalist Award

The Free Press Award in the category Most Resilient Journalist is presented to a journalist who has demonstrated extraordinary strength of character, courage and perseverance in reporting the news.

Nominees of the Most Resilient Journalist have often faced imprisonment, 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.

They produce their work in the face of government oppression, political pressure, intimidation, physical violence and other obstacles. The Most Resilient Journalist Award honours journalists who risk everything to bring us the news, media pioneers who pave the way for equality and justice and those who persevere under the most difficult circumstances. In recognition of his or her achievements, the winner of the Most Resilient Journalist Award will receive a cash prize.

Free Press Awards 2021

Nominations for the Free Press Awards 2021 are closed. The nominees for the categories 'Newcomer of the Year' and 'Most Resilient Journalist' will be announced on 21 October 2021. On 2 November, during a festive ceremony in the Hague, the winners will be announced.

Read more here about the winners of 2020.

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