Katia Patin was selected for the 2023 Shortlist with Poland’s ministry of memory spins the Holocaust.
Katia Patin is a multimedia journalist based between Washington, D.C. and Istanbul. She is the producer of Generation Gulag, a documentary series uncovering the impact of Russia’s campaign to rewrite the history of Gulag survivors, shortlisted for the One World Media Award in 2020; and of Jailed for a Like, six films telling the stories of Russians who have been prosecuted or imprisoned for their posts on social media, which was shortlisted for the European Press Prize in 2018. Her journalism has appeared in TIME Magazine, the Guardian, NBC, the Atlantic among other publications.
Lena Bjurström was selected for the 2023 Shortlist with Sámi: the quest for ancestral skulls.
Lena Bjurström is a freelance reporter and a long-form writer, specialized in human rights issues. Her stories have been published by Les Jours, Le Monde Diplomatique, La Chronique d’Amnesty, France Culture, Justice Info and other French medias. Over the past decade, she developed a particular interest in international criminal justice, indigenous rights and climate issues. She co-founded the association Collectif Focus, where freelance reporters and documentary makers share ideas and projects.