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.