Bruno Kreisky Foundation

for Human Rights

Kreisky Prizes to Corti, Darwish and Gebre

Wiener Zeitung, May 22, 2013, 8:20 p.m

This year's Bruno Kreisky Prize for services to human rights goes to the Syrian journalist and activist Mazen Darwish, who has been imprisoned by Bashar al-Assad's regime since February 2012. The Kreisky Foundation announced on Wednesday that Darwish was being honored at the suggestion of the international award commission because he campaigned for freedom of the press and drew attention to the disappearance of reporters and bloggers.
Also honored are the Ethiopian human rights activist Bogaletch Gebre and Cecily Corti, co-founder of the homeless facility VinziRast in Vienna. The prize will be awarded on June 10th in the state hall of the National Library in Vienna.