This is our keynote speaker for the 2019 Award Ceremony

Published on May, 3 2019

In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we proudly announce our keynote speaker for the 2019 Award Ceremony: award-winning French journalist Natalie Nougayrède.

Her coverage of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the war in South Ossetia, and Russian politics in times of the Chechen conflict, made her an authority on international politics.

Natalie Nougayrède was the first woman to head the French Le Monde as executive editor in 2013. She is currently an editorial board member and columnist at The Guardian, as well as the editor of its Europe Now series and This Is Europe newsletter. She writes about international and European affairs, with a focus on security issues and human rights.

In her keynote, she will discuss the indispensable force of quality journalism across the European continent, and its potential to grow stronger. The talk will be live-streamed by our partner Gazeta Wyborcza. Keep an eye out for the link on our social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).

We will give you a glimpse into the future of journalism: collaborating across borders and thinking and operating in a European public space are an inherent part of it.

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