Awards 2019

Newcomer of the Year - Hans Verploeg Award

The category Newcomer of the Year in Journalism recognises talented new journalists who have put in a strong performance when it comes to reporting the news. The nominees all demonstrate exceptional commitment to press freedom and independent coverage and use innovative methods to disseminate this information.

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. They manage to share stories that would otherwise be left untold. In recognition of his or her achievements, the winner of the Newcomer of the Year - Hans Verploeg Award will receive a media scholarship.

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.


Photo: Joris Bulckens

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