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  • European Parliament remembers Paris terror victims

    News | Languages & Culture 13-01-2015

    Members of the European Parliament on Monday paid tribute to the 17 victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, amid calls to award Charlie Hebdo an "exceptional" Sakharov Prize for freedom of expression. EURACTIV France reports

  • Congolese gynaecologist wins Sakharov Prize

    News | Global Europe 22-10-2014

    Dr. Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following the decision yesterday (21 October) by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Mukwege is a gynaecologist specialised in the treatment of rape victims and founder of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic Congo.

  • Farage’s Eurosceptic group collapses, Sakharov prize winner postponed

     Video | Promoted content | Brexit 16-10-2014

    Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic group in the European Parliament collapsed on Thursday following the withdrawal of Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule.

  • EU congratulates Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 10-10-2014

    “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say it.”

  • Parliament nominates EuroMaidan for 2014 Sakharov Prize

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 24-09-2014

    Seen by many as "the largest pro-European rally in history”, the so-called EuroMaidan movement was nominated on Tuesday by the European Parliament for the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

  • EuroMaidan nominated for Sakharov prize

    News | Global Europe 24-09-2014

    Nominations were made yesterday (23 September) for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Among them is the Ukrainian EuroMaidan movement, which led to the overthrow of the regime of Viktor Yanukovich. The winner will be announced in October.

  • Why Europeans should care about Ethiopia’s repression of journalists

    Opinion | Development Policy 01-04-2014

    With European elections looming and a host of crises here at home dominating the political debate, there is the risk that challenges abroad - including Ethiopia’s disturbing treatment of journalists - will be swept under the carpet. It is vitally important that the current Parliament and Commission not let that happen as their mandates wind down, writes Alison Bethel McKenzie.

  • Pakistani Malala Yousafzai receives Sakharov human rights award

     Video | Promoted content | Languages & Culture 20-11-2013

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai received the 2013 Sakharov prize in a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday, joining former winners such as Nelson Mandela and San Suu Kyi.
    Malala was awarded the prize in recognition of her fight for universal and equal access to education. The 16-year-old activist was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago after campaigning for better rights for girls in Pakistan.
    After MEPs gave her a standing ovation, she gave an emotional speech about the millions of children in the world deprived of education.

  • Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights award

    News | Justice & Home Affairs 11-10-2013

    Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year old Pakistani who nearly lost her life for advocating girls' education in her country, is this year’s winner of the Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament's prestigious freedom of thought award. She is also seen as a frontrunner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Pakistani girl set for top EU human rights award

    News | Languages & Culture 08-10-2013

    The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has been chosen as the 2013 laureate for the Sakharov Prize, according to senior sources in the European Parliament, pending official confirmation on Thursday. That her name has also been floated for the Nobel Peace Prize awarded a day later will not hurt her chances, EURACTIV has learned.

  • 2013 Sakharov Prize finalists unveiled

    News | Languages & Culture 18-09-2013

    Edward Snowden, the US privacy whistleblower is among the finalists for the prestigious European Parliament human rights award, but Pakistani girls' rights hero Malala Yousafzai has won the broadest support from EU political parties.

  • US whistleblower Snowden nominated for EU’s human rights award

     Video | Promoted content | Digital & Media 17-09-2013

    US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the EU's top human rights award, worth €50.000.
    A former US Security Agency employee, Snowden was shortlisted on Tuesday by the Greens in the European Parliament.
    The nomination comes after he revealed earlier in June that the US government had been carrying out mass surveillance programmes on citizens and governments.