The voices of the protagonists of the European Press Prize 2023
Published on June, 28 2023
On June 9, from the Marjanishvili Theatre in Tbilisi, during the ZEG Storytelling Festival, we celebrated the best European journalism, with our 11th Award Ceremony. It was an important and emotional event, and we collected the thoughts of some of our Winners, and of the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Georgia, Maaike van Koldam. Scroll down to watch the interviews we realised, and hear the inspiring things they told us.
Alexander Nabert, Winner of the Investigative Reporting Award
Death Weapons: Inside a Teenage Terrorist Network, the investigation he worked on with Christina Brause, Bryan Bender and Nick Robyns-Early, revealed the existence of a network of young neo-Nazis busy with setting up terrorist cells across Europe and the US with the aim of carrying out armed attacks.
Anna Myroniuk (The Kyiv Independent), Winner of the Special Award
César Dezfuli and Maartje Bakker (De Volkskrant), Winners of the Migration Journalism Award
The long road to a home in Europe is a journey through the lives of 8 migrants, part of a group of 118 men who arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean. Where did they go after their rescue? And how do they live now?
Juliette Garside (The Guardian) and Antonio Baquero (OCCRP), Winners of the Innovation Award
Russian Asset Tracker is a collaborative project led by OCCRP and The Guardian. In the wake of Russia’s brutal assault on Ukraine, governments around the world imposed sanctions on many of Putin’s enablers. The authors of this investigation tracked down as many of these assets as possible, and compiled them in the Russian Asset Tracker database for the public to see and use.
Maaike van Koldam, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Georgia