Special CEI SEEMO Awards for Ukrainian Journalists

Congratulations to the winners of the CEI SEEMO competition! The established professional competition awards media professionals annually for outstanding achievements in investigative journalism, the awards are presented by the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the Media Organization of Southeast Europe Seemo Vienna. Ukrainian media workers received special awards.

The independent jury of the competition included journalists and experts from Albania, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine was represented by IRMI program director Oleksiy Soldatenko. This year journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina became laureates, and Ukrainian journalists received special awards. Taras Zozulinskyi, chairman of the board of the Bureau of journalistic investigations “Detectives”, was awarded for his extensive journalistic work in documenting war crimes during the Russian aggression in Ukraine in cooperation with several mass media and human rights organizations. The team received high praise for its highly professional work on exposing corruption in Ukraine, which resulted in several outstanding investigative documentaries.

The award ceremony was held on November 14, 2023, during the Southeast Europe Media Forum in Turin (Albania).

The CEI SEEMO Award was established to honor the work of investigative journalists and their contribution to investigative journalism, despite the often complex operational environment. The award ceremony was organized in cooperation with the Southeast European Media Organization (SEEMO) and the Central European Initiative (CEI).

Photo by SEEMO.


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