The murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnířová also stated Whitewings this year. This award has been won for the eleventh time by the Fair-play Alliance and Via Iuris.
The entire edition is currently dedicated to the organizers of a historically significant eighty year and for those who are exposed to extraordinary exams.
Only the only White chosen was accepted and accepted by Ján Kuciak and a group of investigative journalists. The organizers of this year's protest from the Initiative for the Slovak Republic deserve special thanks to the Council of the White Horse.
Vrany for reporters
Together with Jan Kuciak, White Birds Council was awarded this year by journalist Pavla Holcová (Center for CZ Investigative Journal), Xéniu Makarová (Trend), Zuzana Petkova (exTrend), Monika Tódová (Denník N), Marek Vagovič (Aktuality.sk) (UKM )
"We have lived in the murder of John Kuciak in the belief that there were no fatalities in this country for public service. The event was very surprising for the company that we wanted to leave the life of honor and respect for Ján Kuciak.
That's why we don't want to add it to other stories. This award is also a reminder for the company not to let development go this far, but it sees signs of problems sooner, "said Milan Šagát, Executive Director of VIA IURIS.
Especially with Ján Kuciak, the Council appreciates the extraordinary human and journalistic approach. Disclosure of truth is more important than the desire for exclusivity and opening together. He repeatedly connected colleagues in the editorial office and gave up their knowledge.
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Vagović: We owe Jan Kuciak and Martine Kušníř
"The media has long been involved in the work of the police, prosecutors and courts. Even journalists like Jan Kuciak are gradually changing, because people like Kočner or Bašternák are no longer in conflict. Today, the role of media is rather controlling so that competent people don't feel satisfied and challenging justice all players of politics and business, "said the head of the Investigation.cz investigation team Marek Vagovič.
All of us, according to his words, owe Jan Kuciak and Martine Kušníř. "We must continue their references and continue to fight for a decent Slovakia. We must not resign, because they will never give up. Other opportunities will not come."
You will not kill the story
According to Adam Valcek of We Were This Year, this is tragic this year, but this shows how great this work is and the results can be seen very quickly if the Law Enforcement Agency acts. "We have seen war crimes cases that were first closed with the result that the action did not occur, but after criticism the reporters opened again and circled."
Award-winning journalists have answered the question why they decided to remain in the media after Kuciak's murder and continue their work. "I decided to stay, because leaving this would be the worst idea. We must be persistent and persistent to send a clear signal that problems and unwanted publicity cannot be solved with murder. You will not kill the story."
For decent Slovakia
The White Bear Council this year also gave special thanks to Za slušná Slovensko for the first time. Given that some organizers have decided to enter politics, and Bielavrana is strictly a citizen award, they cannot be given the prize themselves.
"When politicians massively question people's ability to be unselfishly connected without the power of ambition, where various conspirative media help them, we need to let the truth be heard, to observe and promote the real form of events. Democracy will be threatened if we stop believe in goodness and have the ability to see the facts of lies, "Shagat pointed out.