Syrian journalist wins UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015

Family photo. Photo EU2015.LV
Family photo. Photo EU2015.LV

Riga (Latvia), 4 May — Journalist U Ko Ko (Ko Ko-Sethmu Tekkatho) of Myanmar, who chaired international jury, delivered a speech at the presentation of UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015 in Riga, Latvia, on 3 May.
Latvian President Mr Andris Berzins, Ulla Koski, Vice-President of Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, chair of jury U Ko Ko and UNESCO director-general Ms. Irira Bokova spoke on the occasion.
The UNESCO director-general awarded UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015 to Ms Yara Bader, on behalf of Syrian journalist Mazen Darwishg. The Syrian human rights activist and journalist established the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression in 2014.
The prize winner was selected by 12 members of jury from Myanmar, Sweden, Indonesia, Tunisia, Peru, Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa, Brazil, Slovakia, US and Bosnia. Thant Kyaw Zin

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