M100 Board Member Dr Leonard Novy on the M100 Media Award for Alexei Nawalny

“Human rights, the rule of law and media freedom are inextricably linked. In this respect, this year’s M100 Media Award is a sign of our appreciation for Alexei Navalny’s struggle – and a sign of our solidarity with all opposition leaders, activists and journalists who, like Alexei Navalny, are risking their lives to fight for a pluralistic, democratic Russia.”

Dr Leonard Novy is member of the M100 Board and Director of the Institute for Media and Policy Communication (IfM), Cologne/Berlin