Panel of Judges

The panel of judges read and examine each shortlisted project individually before meeting to assess, discuss, advocate and reject. They select winners within the context of each single category, minding effort and effect, and write a report on the winners and mentionable runner-ups for the Award Ceremony. The chairman of the PrepCom is present at the judges-meeting for information, background and motivation of the shortlist. The judges can select, from the shortlisted entries or even entered work that was not shortlisted, an effort that is deserving of special recognition. They honour this effort with the Special Award.

Yevgenia Albats

Yevgenia Albats was the first Soviet journalist to investigate the Soviet political police, the KGB in the Soviet-era. Read more ›

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid is correspondent of the Süddeutsche Zeitung for Israel and the Palestine territories. Read more ›

Sylvie Kauffmann

Sylvie Kauffmann is editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, of which she was editor-in-chief in 2010-2011. Read more ›