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Delegation of the European Union to Georgia Awards Georgian Media Reps

At an award ceremony at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi on Tuesday, in the hall which was once the printing office of newspaper “Communist,” the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia awarded the winners of the 2016 EU Prize for Journalism in six categories spanning print, broadcast, online, and photo journalism.

In addition, a Special Prize for Peace Journalism was awarded by the European Union Monitoring Mission.

"For five years now, the EU has been supporting professional, impartial and informative journalism in Georgia with this prize. With over 122 submissions this year, we had the pleasure of selecting and awarding some exceptional works," noted EU Ambassador Janos Herman.

For Best written story in print or online media, Nino Lomadze won with her project "Mountain Girl" printed in the new Indigo magazine.

For Best audio or audiovisual story in broadcast or online media “Mosul Tbilisi” for GIPA/Newscafe was chosen, written by Sophiko Vasadze.

For Best written investigative story in print or online media, Nato Gogelia won with her piece: “I am the Church and therefore I am not obliged to provide you information” printed in Guria News.

The Best investigative audio or audiovisual story in broadcast or online media prize was awarded to Nino Ramishvili/Co-author Giorgi Mgeladze for “Agent provocateur in service of the government 2”, Studio Monitor.

For the Best online or print blog, opinion or column, Ninia Kakabadze was awarded for her story “Side by side with the state patriot extremists” featured on Jamnews.

“Village Mokhe. Praying in the open air” – Southern Gate, by Giorgi Londaridze, was chosen by the jury as the Best documentary photo (Human rights including minority rights, social justice, respect for human dignity, freedom of speech, democracy, equality and rule of law).

The EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism was given for Best conflict-sensitive journalistic work contributing to confidence-building and peace (The EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism) to Gvanca Doluashvili for her work “Continuous Connection,” Jamnews.

Ms Doluashvili won a 5,000 EUR voucher for a one month fellowship at the London office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, while the other successful journalists were each awarded 1,250 EUR.

Katie Ruth Davies

16 February 2017 18:39