Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya. Collage by the Caucasian Knot

21 July 2018, 08:21

Laureates of 2017 Akhmednabiyev Award cover acute Caucasian problems

On July 21, the "Caucasian Knot" announced the laureates of the annual award set up in memory of the Dagestani journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev.

On July 9, 2013, Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev was shot dead in the village of Semender in Dagestan. He had worked for the "Caucasian Knot" for more than seven years and covered a lot of acute topics.

The awarding ceremony took place within the framework of the panel discussion "Journalism and Power in Russia and Caucasus". There were over 50 people in the hall, including Akhmednabiyev's relatives and the editor-in-chief of the "Novoye Delo" newspaper, where he had also worked, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

The laureates of the 2017 Akhmednabiyev Award are 15 journalists, who write about the Caucasus, who have split the first three places among them.

The first place was awarded to Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya for her article "Preaching of Knife and Axe", published in the "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper and dealing with the recruitment of militants for the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court.

The articles written by other laureates of the award deal with honour killings, torture at the Ingush "E" Centre, as well as problems brought by the FIFA World Cup-2018 to residents of Southern Russia.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 20, 2018 at 09:22 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Magomed Tuayev; Source: CK correspondent

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