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Award and prize nominations 2021

Julian Assange, who was again nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year is also eligible for the following awards in 2021:

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation to reward outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond.

Deadline for nominations – 30 April 2021

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Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Awarded for the first time in 1988 to Nelson Mandela and Anatoli Marchenko, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is the highest tribute paid by the European Union to human rights work. It gives recognition to individuals, groups and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to protecting freedom of thought. Through the prize and its associated network the EU assists laureates, who are supported and empowered in their efforts to defend their causes.

Deadline for nominations – 1 June 2021

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Olof Palme Prize

The prize is annually given to a single recipient or to several for an outstanding achievement in any of the areas of anti-racism, human rights, international understanding, peace and common security.

Deadline for nominations10 September.

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Jaime Brunet International Prize for Human Rights

The prize is to promote and disseminate the protection of human rights and contribute to the eradication of degrading and inhumane treatment, and situations which violate the inherent right to dignity.

Deadline for nominations30 September.

Details for 2021 are not published yet.

Free Press Award – Most Resilient Journalist.

Free Press Unlimited wants to honour journalists who risk everything to bring us the news, media pioneers who pave the way for equality and justice and those who persevere under the most difficult circumstances.

Details for 2021 are not published yet.

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Don Bolles Medal

The award recognizes investigative journalists who have exhibited extraordinary courage in standing up against intimidation or efforts to suppress the truth about matters of public importance.

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Liberal International Prize for Freedom

Awarded annually to honour an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of human rights and political freedoms. Recipients come from across the world and have fought on issues from women’s empowerment to establishing democracy.

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