Georgy Gongadze Prize
The award was established by the Ukrainian PEN in partnership with the Alumni Association of the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School and the Ukrainian Pravda publication.
Full information on the activities and projects of the Georgy Gongadze Prize is available on the Prize website .
Who is the Prize created for?
Georgy Gongadze was a man who refused to admit defeat, never gave up and never left his path. Georgy's decision to establish the Ukrainian Pravda online publication in 2000 was a revolutionary and at the same time innovative step that influenced the development of independent journalism in Ukraine.
The Georgy Gongadze Prize is designed to support journalists who are not afraid of challenges, are able to find innovative ways of conveying information, promote liberal reforms in Ukraine, open new opportunities for the media, are able to create sustainability in what they do, remain true to professional principles. .
Criteria for nominating applicants
- commitment to the principles and values of independent journalism,
- professionalism and competence,
- a significant contribution to the development of a particular genre or media environment as a whole,
- creation of materials that have led to the solution or understanding of certain problems in society and changes in the country.
* Only journalists working in Ukraine who have remained in the profession for the last 5 years can apply for the Prize.
The Georgy Gongadze Prize is awarded once a year on May 21, Georgy Gongadze's birthday. The winner is awarded a statuette, diploma and award in the amount of 100 thousand UAH .
Chapter of the Prize
The Chapter of the Prize consists of 9 people. Regardless of the year, the Chapter includes a family member, Georgy Gongadze, president of the Ukrainian PEN, representatives of Ukrayinska Pravda, the Alumni Association of the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School and the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, and last year's laureate. Six representatives of the Chapter are responsible for inviting three additional members to be elected from among Ukrainian media experts, media managers, moral authorities and leading intellectuals. Invited members of the Chapter may be members of the Chapter for no more than 3 years.
The Chapter of the 2021 Prize included:
Myroslava Gongadze - wife of Georgy, journalist, editor-in-chief and head of the Ukrainian Voice of America service;
Larysa Denysenko - journalist, writer, human rights activist;
Maksym Dyadyk - Patron of the Prize, graduate of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School;
Pavlo Kazarin - publicist, TV and radio presenter, winner of the Georgy Gongadze Prize 2020;
Vakhtang Kipiani - journalist, founder of the publication "Historical Truth" and author of the TV program of the same name, founder of the Museum-Archive of the Press, winner of the George Gongadze Prize 2019;
Inna Kuznetsova - head of the Kyiv bureau of Radio Svoboda;
Andriy Kurkov - President of the Ukrainian PEN, writer;
Olena Prytula - journalist, co-founder and owner of Ukrainian Pravda;
Oleksandr Savruk is the dean of the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School.
The structure of the Chapter Awards 2020 included the wife of George, journalist, chief editor and rukovoditelnitsa Ukrainian Service "Voice of America" Miroslava Gongadze; President of the Ukrainian PEN, writer Andriy Kurkov ; Olena Prytula, journalist, co-founder and owner of Ukrayinska Pravda; journalist, founder of the publication "Historical Truth" and author of the TV program of the same name, founder of the Museum-Archive of the Press, the first winner of the Georgy Gongadze Prize (2019) Vakhtang Kipiani ; Patron of the Award, Mykola Sushko , representative of the Alumni Association of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School; journalist, writer, human rights activist Larysa Denysenko ; theologian, writer, member of the Ukrainian PEN Igor Kozlovsky; human rights activist, publicist, theologian, vice-rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and honorary president of the Ukrainian PEN Myroslav Marynovych ; journalist, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Mirror of the Week Yuliya Mostova .
The 2019 Chapter of the Award included: Georgy's wife, journalist, editor-in-chief and head of the Ukrainian Voice of America Myroslava Gongadze , president of the Ukrainian PEN, writer Andriy Kurkov , journalist, co-founder and owner of Ukrayinska Pravda Olena Prytula , chairman of the Association Mykola Demchenko , Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, strategy expert, head of the pro.mova expert company, member of the Nestor Group, member of the Public Broadcasting Supervisory Board Yevhen Hlibovytsky , journalist, translator, own correspondent of Ukrainian Week magazine in France Alla Lazareva , dean of Kyiv - Mohyla Business School Oleksandr Savruk , journalist, writer, human rights activist Larysa Denysenko , professor of history, director of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University Serhiy Plohiy .
Procedure for determining the winner
The winner is determined in three stages. At the first stage, the members of the Chapter propose candidates with a short written justification. In the second stage, the members of the Chapter vote for a short list of nominees. In the third stage, voting for the winner takes place.
* The prize may be revoked by the members of the Chapter , and the laureate will be deprived of his status if he commits an act contrary to the ethical and professional norms of journalism.
Winners of the Gongadze Prize:
Laureate of 2021: journalist, host of the "Countdown" program Myroslava Barchuk.
Finalist (s) of 2021: Borys Davydenko, Marichka Paplauskaite.
Laureate of 2020 : publicist, radio and TV presenter Pavlo Kazarin .
2020 finalists: Roman Vintonov, Bohdan Logvynenko.
Laureate of 2019 : Founder of Vakhtang Kipiani , Historical Truth Museum, Press Archive Museum.
Finalists of 2019: Serhiy Rakhmanin, Taras Prokopyshyn.
In addition to the award ceremony, it includes a speech on Georgy Gongadze and a lecture on the challenges facing freedom of speech in Ukraine and around the world today.
Patrons of the Prize
Since 2019, the patrons of the Prize are: Dmytro Chernov, Lyudmyla Perebyinos, Maksym Dyadyk, Mykola Demchenko and Olga Myshurovska, Mykola Sushko, Oleg Brusilovsky, Oleksandr Tkachuk, the Brunner family, the Viknyansky family, the Mishchenko family, Roman Kvashenko, Serhiy Dulevets, Yaro Yaropei, Yaro Isak, Oksana Prosolenko, Anton Artemenko, Dmitry Novitsky, Vitaly Smirnov