02 September 2014, 20:46

Politkovskaya Award of 2014 will go to Andrea Rocchelli and Andrei Mironov

It was decided to give the 2014 "Kamerton" (Tuning-Fork) Award named after Anna Politkovskaya posthumously to the journalists Andrea Rocchelli and Andrei Mironov, who perished in Ukraine, said Nadezhda Azhgikhina, the Secretary of the Union of Journalists of Russia.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in 2013 the Secretariat of the Union of Journalists of Russia established a national award "Kamerton" named after Anna Politkovskaya. It is awarded for achievements in the field of defence of human rights and the freedom of the press. The first laureate in 2013 was Olga Allyonova, a journalist of the Publishing House "Kommersant", who writes about the Caucasus.

"This year the Politkovskaya Award will be presented for the second time – it will be awarded posthumously to the Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his interpreter, a freelance journalist Andrei Mironov," Nadezhda Azhgikhina told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

Rocchelli and Mironov were killed on May 25, 2014, in Ukraine under the city of Slavyansk.

The awarding ceremony will be held on September 7 in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, which will house the fourth charity programme, organized jointly with the Moscow Conservatory in memory of lost journalists and dedicated to the International Day of Journalists' Solidarity, said Azhgikhina.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Karina Gadzhieva; Source: CK correspondent

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