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Thursday, September 16 • 18:00 - 21:00
Award ceremony & reception: In celebration of journalism!

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IPI will present its annual Free Media Pioneer and World Press Freedom Hero awards, in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS), at a ceremony in Haus der Musik, the museum of sound and music.

+ With video message from Minister Alexander Schallenberg, Austrian Minister for European and International Affairs

  • The award ceremony will be followed by a standing reception.
  • Participants will also get a ticket to visit the museum at a time of their convenience.
  • 3G rules apply! Bring your medical certificate! 

Speakers
avatar for Ulrike Butschek

Ulrike Butschek

Head of Department for Human Rights, BMEIA
Since dec. 2020: Head of Dept. for Human Rights and Minority Affairs, MFA, Vienna08/2019-10/2020: Dept. for Security Policy (cybersecurity, hybrid threats and terrorism) attacks, MFA, Vienna08/2015- 08/2019: Deputy Ambassador of the Austrian Embassy in Paris, France (June 2016-July... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho

www.lydiacacho.com, Journalist, social activist and writer
Lydia Cacho Ribeiro is a journalist, social activist and writer. She is a specialist in research on gender violence, health, childhood and organised crime. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Agency against Drugs and Crime.For 25 years, she has worked as a journalist... Read More →
avatar for Gulnara Akhundova

Gulnara Akhundova

Head of Department for Global Response, International Media Support (IMS)
Gulnara Akhundova is the Head of International Media Support (IMS) Global Response Department and a human rights defender with wide-ranging international advocacy expertise. Akhundova has reported on and advocated for scores of journalists and media workers who have been censored... Read More →
avatar for Siddharth Varadarajan

Siddharth Varadarajan

Founding Editor, The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire  He was earlier the Editor of The Hindu and is a recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award and the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year. He taught Economics at New York University and Journalism at the University... Read More →
avatar for Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

National Affairs Editor, The Wire
I specialise in the culture, history and politics of India’s Northreast region. My interest areas are also global growth of right wing politics; insurgency along Indo Myanmar border and freedom of press and its challenges.
avatar for Anton Ruliou

Anton Ruliou

Project coordinator, Belarus in Focus Information Office
Anton Ruliou is a project coordinator at Belarus in Focus Information Office, a Warsaw-based non-profit, non-partisan organization working closely with Belarusian and international journalists as well as the expert community to overcome Belarus’ isolation by promoting democratic... Read More →


Thursday September 16, 2021 18:00 - 21:00 CEST
Sound Museum / House of Music