Svetlana Alexievich becomes Civil Society Champion (photo)

Святлана Алексіевіч стала чэмпіёнам грамадзянскай супольнасці (фота)

The Assembly of NGOs conducted the 7th award ceremony of the prize Civil Society Champions on the evening of January 15. There were several contenders (even up to 6) in each of the 9 nominations. The winners are:  


Leader of the Year — Svetlana Alexievich


Creative Input of the Year — Street-art festival Urban Myths


Watermelon of the year (anti-prize) — Ministry of Information (for eliminating Vital SIlitski’s books)


Bets NGO website—


Journalist of the Year— Anton Matolka


Regional event— Campaign for protection of Lake Balduk in Pastavy Distarct


New Initiative of the Year —Series of performances in support of the handicapped


Partnership of the Year — Humanitarian itinerary Belarus –ATO


Campaign of the Year — Campaign of solidarity with cadets of Yastrabelsk military boarding school