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“In the midst of an almost exclusively state-controlled media landscape, Natalia Sindeeva has created an island of freedom of expression and diversity of opinion, which for years she has defended against all opposition and threats to her very existence. To support this outstanding achievement, we would like to present her with the M100 Media Award.”
Christoph Lanz, member of the M100 board, media adviser and former director of DW TV
“For seven years Natalia Sindeeva has been leading Doshd TV with remarkable perseverance through the imponderable depths of Russian politics and despite great resistance. Doshd TV is the only independent channel in Russia that reports on social, economic and political events that the state media outlets won’t touch – and to great success! The M100 Media Award recognises her extraordinary courage and should help shine a light on her impressive service.”
Kai Diekmann, Former Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, BILD Group, Berlin
Potsdam, 07. August 2017. Russian journalist and media manager Natalia Sindeeva is the recipient of this year’s M100 Media Award. The award ceremony will take place on the evening of 14 September at the conclusion of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium international media conference in the Orangery of Potsdam.
The laudation for Natalia Sindeeva will be delivered by BILD editor-in-chief Tanit Koch.
The political keynote address to open the award ceremony will be delivered by Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.
“A world without journalists is like a population without democracy – imaginable, but unimaginable.“
Dr. Christian Rainer, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Profil, Austria
“The European Union is much more than merely a single market – above all, it is a community of values. We Europeans share values such as fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law and work together to defend them at home and abroad – this is what makes us strong. The answer to the challenges of the rapidly changing world of the 21st century can only be European. Even the largest country is too small, if it is alone, but together we all benefit from each other.”
Martin Kotthaus, Director General European Affairs, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
“The world witnesses how Donald Trump turns democratic exchange into a wrestling match, at home as well as on the global stage. The vehemence of his attacks makes bridges across the Atlantic crumble. However, the stone has actually already cracked decades ago. It is now more important than ever before to build new bridges beyond the established political institutions: online connected forums for experts, cross-border media co-operations, think-tanks with international workforce– why not privately financed? Trump’s wrestling lasts four years, the transatlantic dialogue extends far beyond.”
Research Associate/Ph.D. & Research Coordinator, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Germany
Potsdam, 25 July, 2017. On the occasion of this year’s M100 Media Award on the evening of 14 September in Potsdam, Germany (at 6:00 p.m.), Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will hold the political keynote speech. The welcome address will be delivered by Potsdam’s Lord Mayor, Jann Jakobs.