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 EUR 15,000.

Entrees open for Free Press Awards 2020!

You can now nominate a journalist for the Free Press Awards 2020 in the category Most Resilient Award. The deadline to nominate a journalist is August 1st 2020. Please note that:

  • A nomination for yourself will not be taken into consideration;
  • You can only choose one category for your nominee, nominations for both categories will not be taken into consideration.

Nominate a journalist!

Please fill out the following form to submit your nomination in the category Most Resilient Award.

Nomination form: Most Resilient Journalist

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, concerns or encounter a problem submitting your online nomination form.