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2021 European Press Prize online winner announcement
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The European Press Prize was founded
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Development by Floris Douma
'The Journey' video by Dylan Foks, Inktvisinkt
Winner videos by Metropolisfilm
Illustrations for winner video ‘Love in the time of plague’ by Guido van Eekelen, Metropolisfilm
Photographs for winner video ‘Brutalised Minsk: how Belarusian police beat protestors’ by ANP
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Each year European Press Prize judges have the power to single out special excellence in European journalism. Like the brave editors defying threats and defending free press in publishing the Snowden files in 2014. In 2016 the judges recognised the weight and brilliance of much of the reporting of Europe’s migrant crisis, and chose the best entries on that subject to receive the Special Award. In 2019 the project Forbidden Stories won the Special Award, for their mission to continue and publish the work of journalists facing threats, prison, or murder.
But, equally, the judges may choose to salute an individual journalist, project, news team or editor
for memorable service to quality journalism.
This decision is for the judges alone. No entry forms are required. But journalists are free to write to the bureau suggesting suitable award recipients. The judges will, of course, take such recommendations into account.
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