EU Awards Prizes to Four Journalists

The European Parliament awarded prizes for excellence in journalism Wednesday to four journalists from Poland, Sweden, Hungary and Britain.
 European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek awarded the Parliament’s third annual prize for excellence in journalism in four categories: written press, radio, TV and the Internet.
Witold Szablowski of the Polish Daily Gazeta Wyborcza was awarded the written press prize for his article “Today two bodies will wash ashore,” which describes the issue of illegal immigration to the European Union (EU).
The radio prize was awarded to Kajsa Norell and Nuri Kino of Swedish Sveriges Radio Ekot for an investigative report on EU financial support to Turkey.
Zsolt Nemeth of MTV Hungary won the TV award category for “Euforia,” a program which presents the history of the EU “in an understandable and entertaining way to younger people and those unfamiliar with EU affairs.”
British journalist James Clive-Matthews won the Internet award for his blog article, “EUtopia: What percentage of laws come from the EU?” The jury described Clive-Matthews as “one of the few bloggers covering the EU seriously.”
“By its decision to create this prize, the European Parliament wants to promote critical and impartial journalism. I know how difficult a task it can be to explain Europe, its policies and its decisions. But it is vital,” Buzek said