Vladimir Herzog Award 2017

Award ceremony and round table conversation with winners to take place on Tuesday, October 31, in São Paulo

The winning journalists and honorable mentions of the 39th Vladimir Herzog Journalism Award for Amnesty and Human Rights will be gathered at the Tucarena theater in São Paulo next Tuesday, October 31, for the award ceremony that starts at 8 pm.

In addition to the journalists whose entries were selected on October 9 by the award’s Organizing Committee, the event will also honor, with the Special Vladimir Herzog Award, Rose Nogueira, Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns (in memoriam) and Tim Lopes (in memoriam).

A tribute will also be paid to the journalist Fernando Pacheco Jordão, a friend and the person largely responsible for the public condemnation of the death of Vladimir Herzog, the reporter killed during the military dictatorship and the award’s namesake.

The event is open to the public and entry is free.

Click here to see the list of winners.

The 39th Vladimir Herzog Journalism Award for Amnesty and Human Rights is staged and organized by: Conectas Human Rights, Fenaj (National Federation of Journalists); Union of Professional Journalists of the State of São Paulo; Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of São Paulo; Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism); UNIC Rio (United Nations Information Center in Brazil); Periferia em Movimento communication group; ECA/USP (School of Communication and Art of the University of São Paulo); Vladimir Herzog Institute; Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association; São Paulo Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association; São Paulo State Police Ombudsman’s Office; and Intercom (Brazilian Association of Interdisciplinary Studies on Communication).

Round Table Conversation

Starting at 2 pm on Tuesday, October 31, a round table conversation will be staged with this year’s winners. At this event, the journalists will talk about the methods and techniques they used and the stories behind their prize-winning work.

Intended to encourage an exchange of experiences between professionals and to share knowledge with journalism students and other people interested in the subject, this is a pioneering initiative in the history of journalism awards in Brazil and, since the first edition, it has been organized by the journalists Sergio Gomes and Aldo Quiroga, and moderated by Angelina Nunes and Paulo Oliveira.

Everything is organized to provide students and scholars of journalism with the knowledge about the methods and procedures that are “under the surface” of some of the media reports that are recognized as the most important of the Brazilian press.

This year, the 6th Round Table Conversation will be coordinated by the OBORÉ agency, the Vladimir Herzog Institute, Abraji, the São Paulo State Federation of Teachers (FEPESP) and the São Paulo Catholic University TV channel (TV PUCSP), with the support of Anhanguera and a reporting and broadcasting pool formed by: TV PUCSP, CNU (University of São Paulo TV channel), TV FEPESP (FEPESP TV channel), Rádio Brasil Atual, OBORÉ, Reporter of the Future Project and the communication staff of Abraji, the São Paulo Union of Journalists and the Vladimir Herzog Institute.

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