DW Freedom of Speech Award 2020 announced

17 journalists from 14 countries have been named for Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award 2020 for showing “outstanding commitment to human rights and freedom of expression in the media”.

Indian journalist Siddharth Varadarajan is among the 17 recipients of the 2020 Freedom of Speech Award presented by German public news outlet Deutsche Welle on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day on 3rd May 2020. The award was presented to journalists worldwide who have disappeared or been arrested or threatened because of their reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Here is the complete list of Winner:

S.No. Winner Country
1 Siddharth Varadarajan India
2 Ana Lalic Serbia
3 BlazZgaga Slovenia
4 SergejSazuk Belarus
5 Elena Milashina Russia
6 Darvinson Rojas Venezuela
7 Mohammad Mosaed Iran
8 Beatific Gumbwanda Zimbabwe
9 David MusisiKaryankolo Uganda
10 NurcanBaysal Turkey
11 İsmetCigit Turkey
12 Fares Sayegh Jordan
13 Sovann Rithy Cambodia
14 Maria Victoria Beltran The Philippines
15 Chen Qiushi China
16 Li Zehua China
17 Fang Bin China

 

What is Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award?

Since 2015, German public news outlet Deutsche Welle has presented the Freedom of Speech Award annually to a person or initiative that has shown outstanding commitment to human rights and freedom of expression in the media.

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