“They deserve our respect, our esteem and our utmost support”

Mathias Müller von Blumencron, member of the Board of Tamedia (Switzerland) and member of the M100 Advisory Board, on the decision to honour the people of Ukraine with the M100 Media Award:
“The value of freedom: no nation on earth has so passionately made this clear in the past six months as Ukraine. The country is fighting a heroic battle for its values: independence and freedom. Values that it defends day after day, hour after hour under deadly fire. What we take for granted, Ukrainian men and women have been risking their lives to preserve for themselves for months. They deserve our respect, our esteem and our utmost support. And therefore also the M100 award.”

The award ceremony will take place on 15 September in Potsdam. Wladimir Klitschko will accept the award on behalf of the people of Ukraine.
Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz holds the political keynote. The laudationes will be delivered by US Ambassador to German, Dr Amy Gutmann, and Donald Tusk, Chairman of the Civic Platform, Poland.