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Events :: Достъп :: BFPA supports the eighth “Valya Krushkina – Journalism for the people” awards

BFPA supports the eighth “Valya Krushkina – Journalism for the people” awards

AwardsSofia, December 2, 2019

On December 2 at an official ceremony at the “Peroto” Literary club in the National Palace of Culture the names of this year’s winners of the “Valya Krushkina – Journalism for the people” award were announced. Six journalists received awards in the separate categories. As every year, BFPA supported the awards.
The Grand prize went to Polina Paunova from Radio Free Europe for the journalist investigation “Apartmentgate” – exposing how people from the government bought apartments at much lower than market prices. The award for “Electronic media” went to Genka Shikerova for the material “War of corpses”. The award for first place in the “Writing journalist” category was received by Martina Bozukova from Mediapool for the article “The pharmaceutical industry paid doctors over 30 mln. for trainings and fees”. The winner of the “Photojournalist” category is Ivan Filchev from bTV media group for the film “Bulgarian connection”. This year the prize in the “Upcoming Young Journalist” category went to two nominees – Tatyana Yordanova from BNT for the material “Is the integration of disabled people in Bulgaria just an imitation?’ and Vladislava Trichkova from Nova TV for “How to trade with Bulgarian pickpockets in Spain”.

PrizeThe winners were selected by an 11-member jury, consisting of: Vladimir Yonchev (Offnews), Kalin Purvanov (Barricade), Mariya Cherneva (BNT), Nikolina Dimitrova (Bulgaria ON AIR), Oleg Popov (Nova TV), Petyo Tzekov (Sega newspaper), Prolet Velkova (Darik radio), Rosen Tzvetkov (bTV), Silvia Velikova (BNR, Horizont program), Stoyana Georgieva (Mediapool), Tatyana Vaksberg (Radio Free Europe).
The jury selected the award winners among 114 materials by 65 journalists, who were nominated for this year’s awards.
The “Valia Krushkina – Journalizm for the people” awards are given annually since 2012 and decorate journalists with an active position that they stand in the name of ordinary people. Through the years the competition has made a name for itself within and outside the media world. In the previous 7 competitions more than 350 journalists with over 700 articles and videos have been nominated.

 

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Events :: Достъп :: BFPA supports the eighth “Valya Krushkina – Journalism for the people” awards