Yegor Skovoroda has won the 2021 European Press Prize Special Award with ‘Brutalised Minsk: how Belarusian police beat protesters.’
Yegor Skovoroda (33) is a Moscow based journalist, who wrote for many Russian media, e.g. Novaya Gazeta, Esquire, The New Times, Meduza, Bolshoy Gorod, Russkaya Planeta and others. Skovoroda has been awarded with some local press prizes — Redkollegia, Professiya Journalist and Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev (prize for articles about the situation in the North Caucasus). In 2014, Skovoroda was part of a small team of journalist who launched new media outlet Mediazona.
In 2019 Skovoroda has published a book, Dialogs of murders, based on wiretaps of Nikita Tikhonov and Evgeniya Khasis, two lead members of Russian neo-Nazi band BORN. Skovoroda also works with Moscow based Theatre.doc; he took part in a play about torture victims in 2018-2019 – this project has been demonstrated not only in Russia, but also in Prague, London, Berlin and Tel Aviv.