Journalism and Media

The right to freedom of speech and a free press are by no means a given in Eastern Europe, but have been hard won over several decades. This is why the ZEIT-Stiftung supports independent media and courageous journalists in Eastern European countries.

Free Media Awards

The "Free Media Awards – Supporting Independent Journalism in Eastern Europe“ are presented by the ZEIT-Stiftung together with the Norwegian Stiftelsen Fritt Ord. From 2019 onwards, each year five prizes are available to independent journalists and media from Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus or Armenia. Nominations for 2019 are requested by March 1, 2019, information here.