On January 15, the Assembly of Nongovernmental Organizations held the 7th awarding ceremony for the prize “Champions of the Civil Society”.
In the category “Media/Journalist of the Year”, the Assembly awarded blogger Anton Motolko for urgent coverage of burning issues of the non-governmental sector.
The anti-prize “Pumpkin of the Year” was awarded to the Information Ministry for the order to destroy the whole circulation of the book “Long road to tyranny: post-communist authoritarianism and fight for democracy in Serbia and Belarus” by Vital Silitski.
In the nomination “Civil leader of the year”, the prize was awarded to Sviatlana Alexievich.
The “Best website of the year” prize was awarded to adukacyja.info.
The jury consisted of 114 people.