Laureates of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize discussed human rights protection in the digital age

May 30, 2016

 

Nine former Sakharov prize laureates from different countries met in Brussels on 24 May 2016 to discuss how to adapt to the challenges facing human rights defenders in the digital era. The event was organised by the European Parliament (EP) in the framework of Sakharov prize network activities engaging former prize laureates and Members of EP to draw attention to human rights violations and to support former laureates and their causes.

Among the laureates participating were 2011 winner Ali Ferzat, from Syria, Zhanna Litvina, Representative of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Sakharov Prize Laureate in 2004, and Vitaliy Ponomarev, representative of Memorial, Sakharov Prize Laureate 2009, from Russia.
For the welcome speech of Martin Schulz: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-president/en/press/press_release_speeches/speeches/speeches-2016/speeches-2016-may/html/sakharov-prize-network-mid-term-conference
For more information on the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, seehttp://www.brandsaviors.com/thedigest/award/sakharov-prize-freedom-thought
see also: https://thoolen.wordpress.com/tag/sakharov-prize/

Source: Sakharov Prize network meeting: human rights protection in the digital age

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