Astrid Frohloff on the justification of the M100 Media Award to #WomenLifeFreedom

8. September 2023. Astrid Frohloff, TV presenter, journalist and M100 Advisory Board member, on the reasons for honouring the #WomenLifeFreedom movement of Iran with the M100 Media Award this year, which will be accepted by Iranian women’s rights activist Shima Babaei in Potsdam on 14 September:
“The resistance of courageous women in Iran is deeply impressive. Many women are risking their freedom and sometimes their lives to protest against decades of gender inequality and discrimination against women in Iran. M100 supports women’s struggle for fundamental freedoms by honouring the Women, Life, Freedom Movement of Iran and advocating for an immediate end to state violence and the safe release of thousands of politically imprisoned citizens.”
The laudatory speech at #WomenLifeFreedom will be held by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission. The event will be streamed live from 6 pm (CET).