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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Hans-Martin Tillack Awarded Media Prize

The man whose investigations into funny business in the EU’s institutions was rewarded by being treated like a criminal is being rewarded in a more appropriate way.
The former Brussels correspondent of German magazine Stern, Hans-Martin Tillack, has been awarded the 30,000 euro Leipzig "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" for his reports on corruption and democratic deficits within the EU institutions.
A suitable award I think, for someone whose work highlighted a worrying tendency for those in power to try and muzzle their opponents. Oh and in the very slim chance that a Michael Moore fan might ever read this, Press Freedom in this case means not being harassed by the authorities because of something you wrote. Not having your work published by a particular company doesn’t count.

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