Nominees needed for Greste freedom of speech award

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The Stockholm School of Economics in Rīga is calling for nominations for the Greste Baltic Freedom of Speech Award 2019/2020.

Organisations and individuals may be nominated for the Greste Award for their substantial contribution towards defending and enhancing freedom of speech in the Baltic States.

Nominations may be made through the online nomination form. The jury will choose one winner from each Baltic country (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).

The jury for the award represent journalist and human rights organisations from the Baltic States, and ARTICLE 19 - an international human rights organisation defending freedom of expression and information around the world.

The Chairman of the jury is Peter Greste, an Australian journalist who while working for Al Jazeera, was accused of supporting a terrorist organization and who spent 400 days in a Cairo prison as a result. Greste has Latvian roots and was provided with a Latvian passport while still in detention, an important step in his eventual release.

In addition to public recognition and gratitude, the winners of the Greste Freedom of Speech Award will receive 500 euros. The Award ceremony will take place in Riga on May 15, 2020. The deadline to submit nominations is March 9, 2020.

Online nomination form

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