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Press release 3 November, 2018: The power of the cinema

Two Next Masters honored at DOK Leipzig for the first time with ...
Nov. 3, 2018

Press release 8 October, 2018: "We stand by the side of our friends in Poland"

Polish investigative journalist Tomasz Piątek honoured in Leipzig with the Prize for ...
Oct. 8, 2018

Press release 3 November, 2018: The power of the cinema

Two Next Masters honored at DOK Leipzig for the first time with prizes from the Media Foundation Leipzig, 3 November ...

Nov. 3, 2018

Press release 8 October, 2018: "We stand by the side of our friends in Poland"

Polish investigative journalist Tomasz Piątek honoured in Leipzig with the Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2018 ...

Oct. 8, 2018

Press release 27 June, 2018: Leipzig Media Prize goes to a critical observer of change in Poland

Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig honours Polish investigative journalist Tomasz Piątek with the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of ...

June 27, 2018

Press release 19 June, 2018: Tribute to a journalist who has influenced the style of an entire genre

Awarding of the Axel Eggebrecht Prize 2018 to radio feature journalist Alfred Koch Leipzig, 19 June 2018. On 26 June ...

June 19, 2018

New Competition for Emerging Talents at DOK Leipzig 2018

DOK Leipzig is getting a new competition this year The Next Masters category is being expanded and will now, starting ...

May 23, 2018

Press release 19 February, 2018: Leipzig Media Prize Winners: Joy over release of Deniz Yücel - Concern for Ahmet Altan

Leipzig, 19 February, 2018. The release of the German-Turkish journalist and winner of the "Prize for the Freedom and Future ...

Feb. 19, 2018

Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2018: Nomination period ends on 28 February

With its Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media, the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig has been honoring ...

Feb. 8, 2018

Press release 23 January, 2018: "An alternative to today's takeaway information culture"

Axel Eggebrecht Prize 2018 for radio feature journalists goes to Alfred Koch. Leipzig, 23 January 2018. The Sparkasse Leipzig Media ...

Jan. 23, 2018

Press release 4 November, 2017: Portrait of the lonely people

Boram Kim wins DOK Leipzig’s Next Masters competition 2017 and the Media Foundation’s Golden Dove Leipzig, 4 November 2017. The ...

Nov. 4, 2017

Award ceremony of the Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2017

Impressions of the awarding of the Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2017 to Asli Erdogan and ...

Oct. 9, 2017

Press release 7 October, 2017: "Keep the scandal alive"

Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media awarded to Turkish author Asli Erdoğan and German-Turkish Journalist Deniz Yücel ...

Oct. 7, 2017

Günter Eich Prize ceremony and Summer Party 2017 - Impressions

Again, numerous guests followed the invitation of Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig and celebrated a somewhat delayed, but still very ...

Sept. 12, 2017

Press release 4 September, 2017: "A great writer and important radio play writer"

Hommage to Günter Eich Prize laureate Friederike Mayröcker Leipzig, 4 September 2017. Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig has awarded the ...

Sept. 4, 2017

Extra-occupational studies: LSoM awards four partial scholarships - apply now

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July 17, 2017

Press release 6 July, 2017: A symbol of solidarity - Two more Turks honoured with Leipzig’s freedom of the press award

Deniz Yücel and Asli Erdoğan will be awarded the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig's "Prize for the Freedom and Future ...

July 6, 2017

Press release 4. July, 2017: An evenign for Friederike Mayröcker

Media Foundation of Sparkasse again cooperates with the "Leipziger Hörspielsommer" ("Leipzig Radio Play Summer Festival")Sorry, this entry is only available ...

July 4, 2017

Press release 24. February, 2017: "The ambivalence of the chronicler"

Guntram Vesper was awarded the first "Erich Loest Prize" Leipzig, 24 February, 2017. Today, German author Guntram Vesper was awarded ...

Feb. 24, 2017

Press release 31. January, 2017: Experienced journalist and manager with creative power

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Jan. 31, 2017

Press release 24 January, 2017: "Observer and witness of his generation"

Media Foundation's first "Erich Loest Prize" goes to Guntram Vesper Leipzig, 24 January, 2017. Guntram Vesper is the first winner ...

Jan. 24, 2017

Press release 12 January, 2017: "Her work has taught the sense of sound to see"

Günter Eich Prize 2017 for the lifework of a radio play author goes to Friederike Mayröcker Leipzig, 12 January 2017. ...

Jan. 12, 2017

Press release 5 November, 2016: A deaf, Georgian "Billy Elliot"

Mariam Chachia wins the 2016 "Next Masters Competition" and the Media Foundation's Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig Leipzig, 5 November, ...

Nov. 6, 2016

Solidarity address of the laureates of Leipzig Media Award with Turkish journalists

Because of the current situation in Turkey, the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig has initiated a solidarity address of the ...

Nov. 1, 2016

Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2016 - Impressions

On 7 October, 2016, Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awarded its Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media ...

Oct. 21, 2016

Solemn enrollment: Leipzig School of Media welcomes new students

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Oct. 21, 2016

Press release 7 October, 2016: Reveal the truth

Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül receive the 2016 Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media Leipzig, ...

Oct. 7, 2016

Eggebrecht laureate Friedrich Schütze-Quest died

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Sept. 12, 2016

Press release 24 August, 2016: Chronicler of the present and past

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Aug. 24, 2016

Press release 11. July, 2016: Günter Eich Prize laureate in open-air atmosphere

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July 11, 2016

Press release 23 June, 2016: Sparkasse Media Foundation awards 2016 "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" to Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

Leipzig, 23 June, 2016. Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül will be awarded the 2016 Prize for the Freedom ...

June 23, 2016

Press release 10 May, 2016: Centre for Press Freedom: "The strength lies in the pan-European network"

Press release on the occasion of the Deutscher StiftungsTag in Leipzig and of Medientreffpunkt Mitteldeutschland The European Centre for Press ...

May 10, 2016

Leipzig University and LSoM congratulate more than 50 graduates in a joint celebration

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April 19, 2016

Press release 24 February, 2016: Journalism with "vivid convictions"

Axel Eggebrecht Award 2016 goes to radio feature author Margot Overath Leipzig, 24 February 2016. The Axel Eggebrecht Prize 2016, ...

Feb. 24, 2016

Press release 17 February, 2016: Erich Loest's 90th birthday: Remembering a powerful writer

Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig announces Erich Loest Prize Leipzig, 17 February, 2016. Erich Loest would have turned 90 on ...

Feb. 17, 2016

Press release 31 October, 2015: Sensitive observation of the transformation in Hungary

Klára Trencsényi wins the 2015 Next Masters Competition (Next Masters Wettbewerb) and the Media Foundation’s Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig ...

Nov. 1, 2015

Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2015 - Impressions

On 8 October 2015, the Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media of Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig ...

Oct. 12, 2015

Press release 8 October, 2015: Leipzig Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media goes to Jafar Panahi and Nedim Şener

"The era of state repression and isolation is ending" Leipzig, 8 October, 2015. The Sparkasse Media Foundation honored German-Turkish journalist ...

Oct. 8, 2015

Media Foundation shows film of laureate Panahi

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Oct. 1, 2015

Press release 29 September, 2015: Media Foundation congratulates Christoph Wonneberger

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Sept. 29, 2015

Symposium on Crisis Communication "KommunikationsFluten"

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Sept. 9, 2015

Media Award Laureates 2015

Jafar Panahi was born on 11 July, 1960 in Mianeh, Iran. After studying directing at the Iran Broadcasting University in ...

Aug. 5, 2015

Press release 5 August, 2015: "Exemplary work despite manifold acts of repression"

The 2015 Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media goes to Jafar Panahi and Nedim Şener Leipzig, 5 ...

Aug. 5, 2015

Press release 3 July, 2015: "Maybe we will hear us again"

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July 3, 2015

"Dramatic transformation of journalism"

The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz criticises Violations on Press Freedom in Europe Leipzig, 1 July 2015. "The ...

July 1, 2015

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom founded in Leipzig

Leipzig, 24 June 2015. Representatives of 20 journalists associations, publishing houses, academic institutions, trade unions and media rights experts from ...

June 24, 2015

Milestone: Leipzig School of Media congratulates 100th graduate

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June 5, 2015

Study information day of LSoM

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April 1, 2015

In court and on the high seas...nr-conference on press and information rights

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March 2, 2015

In the future, echo room opener or reality designer?

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Feb. 9, 2015

Press release 13 January, 2015: "Securing a first-class reputation"

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Jan. 13, 2015

Für Charlie Hebdo - Pour Charlie Hebdo - For Charlie Hebdo

Für Charlie Hebdo Leipzig, den 9. Januar 2015. Die grausamen Ereignisse in Paris lassen uns erstarren. Wir sind zutiefst bestürzt ...

Jan. 9, 2015

Press release 18 December, 2014: Ror Wolf receives "Günter Eich Prize" 2015

A language virtuoso Leipzig, 18 December, 2014. Radio play author Ror Wolf receives the 2015 "Günter Eich Prize", sponsored by ...

Dec. 18, 2014

Press release 13 November, 2014: "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2015

Nomination period ends on 28 February, 2015 Leipzig, 13 November, 2014. Since 2001, the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awards ...

Nov. 13, 2014

Press release 1 November, 2014: A raw movie full of energy, humor and anger

DOK Leipzig 2014: Hamza Ouni receives Leipzig Media Foundation's "Talent Dove" Leipzig, 1 November, 2014. The international jury for young ...

Nov. 1, 2014

Facing the digital media change with a quality offensive

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Oct. 24, 2014

"Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2014 - Impressions

On 6 October,2014, Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awarded its Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media to ...

Oct. 10, 2014

Press release 8 October, 2014: "Creating Crystalline Clarity"

The Leipzig "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" was presented today: ZDF Director Dr. Thomas Bellut speaks ...

Oct. 8, 2014

Media Award Laureates 2014

Farida Nekzad is one of the most renowned journalists in Afghanistan. After returning to her home country from exile in ...

July 25, 2014

Press release 24 July, 2014: "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2014 goes to fighters for a pluralistic society from yesterday and today

Leipzig, 24 July, 2014. Four actors of the "Peaceful Revolution" of 1989 in East Germany and an Afghan journalist will ...

July 24, 2014

Summer Party 2014

Pictures from the Summer Party 2014Before the beginning of the traditional Summer Party, representatives of European Princely Houses inaugurated a ...

July 10, 2014

Press release 16 May, 2014: The 40th International Feature Conference ended in Leipzig

"The radio feature has accepted the digital challenge" Leipzig, 16 May, 2014. On Thursday, the "40th International Feature Conference" which ...

May 16, 2014

Press release 14 May, 2014: "Award for a brilliant life's work and personality"

Feature author Paul Kohl received the Axel-Eggebrecht-Prize in Leipzig Leipzig, 14 May, 2014. Today, the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig ...

May 14, 2014

Live-Blog 40th International Feature Conference

Follow the 40th International Feature Conference on Thomas Weibel's Live-Blog: Live-Blog

May 12, 2014

Press release 7 May, 2014: 40th International Feature Conference in Leipzig

Leipzig, 7 May, 2014. The Media Foundation of Leipzig Sparkasse, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and the European Broadcasting Union are proud to ...

May 7, 2014

Press release 11 February, 2014: "Axel-Eggebrecht-Prize" 2014 goes to Paul Kohl

Leipzig, 11 February, 2014. The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awards the "Axel-Eggebrecht-Prize" 2014 to the feature author Paul Kohl. ...

Feb. 11, 2014

Press release 3 November, 2013: DOK Leipzig: Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig sponsors award for outstanding documentary

Leipzig, 3 November, 2013. This years "Talent Dove" sponsored by the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig goes to Kaveh Bakhtiari ...

Nov. 3, 2013

Leipzig Media Award 2013 handed over to Alan Rusbridger ("Guardian")

London, 21 October, 2013. During his stay in London, Burkhard Jung, Lord Mayor of Leipzig and Chairman of the Foundation ...

Oct. 21, 2013

Press release 8 October, 2013: "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2013

Leipzig, 8 October, 2013. With the 13th "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media", the Media Foundation of ...

Oct. 8, 2013

Press release, 8 October, 2013: Leipzig Media Award 2013 honors journalists from Europe, USA and India as well as the "The Guardian"

Leipzig, 8 October, 2013. The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awarded its "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the ...

Oct. 8, 2013

Invitation to the Press Conference on the occasion of the award ceremony of the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2013

Leipzig, 1 October 2013 Dear sirs, For the 13th time, the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awards its "Prize for ...

Oct. 1, 2013

Press release 1 October, 2013: The Guardian and Glenn Greenwald are additional laureates of the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2013

Leipzig. Next to the already selected laureates (Jörg Armbruster/Martin Durm, Brigitte Alfter/Ides Debruyne as well as Tongam Rina), The Guardian ...

Oct. 1, 2013

Press release 24 July, 2013: Foundation calls for investigation in the case of Anna Politkovskaya

Leipzig/Moscow, 24 July, 2013. Today, almost seven years after the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, five men were charged ...

July 24, 2013

Leipzig Media Award Laureates 2013

In Indian public, among international observers and local colleagues, Tongam Rina has an excellent reputation, which is based on her ...

July 15, 2013

Press release 12 July, 2013: "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2013 goes to investigative journalists and their supporters

Tongam Rina from India, Jörg Armbruster and Martin Durm from Germany as well as Brigitte Alfter and Ides Debruyne from ...

July 12, 2013

EBU hosts International Feature Conference (IFC) 2014 in Leipzig

40. International Feature Conference (IFC) * 12 – 15 May 2014 Probably the oldest and definitely the most coherent assembly ...

July 11, 2013

Press release 10 July, 2013: Media Foundation supports recommendations of the 3rd World Journalism Education Congress

Leipzig, 10 July, 2013. The challenges are great: contemporary course offerings for journalists must be more internationally organized and their ...

July 10, 2013

Press release 17 May, 2013: Freedom of Press in Hungary is vanishing

Leipzig, 17 May, 2013. It is with concern that the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig takes note of the report ...

May 17, 2013

Press release 15 May, 2013: Concern about Freedom of the Media in Southeastern Europe

Leipzig, 15 May, 2013. The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig welcomes the European Parliament's adoption of a resolution two days ...

May 15, 2013

Press release, 9 November, 2012: "Promotion Prize of Bibliology 2012" awarded to Karolin Schmal

Leipzig, 9 November, 2012. The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig and the Institute of Communication and Media Studies of Leipzig ...

Nov. 9, 2012

Press release 7 November, 2012: radio play: "Günter Eich Prize" goes to Jürgen Becker

Leipzig, 7 November, 2012. The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awards the "Günter Eich Prize" 2013 to radio play author ...

Nov. 7, 2012

Press release: Petition of the Hungarian laureates of the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2012

Petition to Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of the Republic ...

Oct. 9, 2012

Press Release: Press Conference 8 October, 2012

Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2012 Leipzig, 8 Oktober, 2012. For the twelfth time, the Media ...

Oct. 8, 2012

New release "Für die Freiheit und Zukunft der Medien"

The book "Für die Freiheit und Zukunft der Medien" is now available. This book presents all previous laureates of the ...

Sept. 14, 2012

Press release July 3, 2012 - Announcement of the laureates

Leipzig, 3 July, 2012 Press release PDF:English, Spanish "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" goes to Mexico, ...

July 3, 2012

Review: International Think Tank 2012 - "The Radio Feature in the Digital Age"

Leipzig 27 and 28 January 2012 This first International Think Tank Leipzig was organised by the Media Foundation of Sparkasse ...

April 13, 2012

Talent Dove 2011 to Tamar Tal from Israel

DOK Leipzig 2011: Junior director’s award goes to Israel  Leipzig, October 23, 2011. This year’s "Talent Dove" of the Media ...

Oct. 24, 2011

Founding Statement for European Centre for Press Freedom in Leipzig signed - Press release panel discussion 13 October, 2011

More rights and protection for journalists Founding statement in Leipzig: International journalists and Media Foundation Leipzig make progress with European ...

Oct. 13, 2011

Leipzig Media Prize awarded to Fahem Boukaddous, Stefan Buchen and Oleg Kashin - Press release to the press conference 13 October, 2011

"It is bad if journalists cannot exert their fundamental rights" "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" awarded ...

Oct. 13, 2011

Award for an explorer - "Axel Eggebrecht Prize" 2012 to Friedrich Schütze-Quest

The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig awards the 10,000 Euro "Axel Eggebrecht Prize" 2012 to feature-author Friedrich Schütze-Quest. "We congratulate ...

Sept. 23, 2011

Announcement of this year's laureates of the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media"

Press Release 6 September, 2011 "To be able to say what you want" Leipzig Media Foundation announces 2011 prizewinners This ...

Aug. 26, 2011

Announcement: Promotion Prize of Bibliology 2011

Modern bibliology is closely connected to the science site and "book city" of Leipzig. The "Promotion Prize of Bibliology" emphasizes ...

Dec. 1, 2010

Laureate 2010: Assen Yordanov

Photo: Media Foundation Assen Yordanov is a freelance journalist from Bulgaria. Among other, he works for the newspapers Monitor and ...

Oct. 8, 2010

Laureate 2010: Kurt Westergaard

Photo: Media Foundation Kurt Westergaard worked for many years as a teacher for German, English and Arts. Only when he ...

Oct. 8, 2010

Laureate 2010: Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi

Photo: Media Foundation Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi is a young journalist from the north Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Since 2004, Ibrahimi ...

Oct. 8, 2010

"No radio for the masses"

Villa Ida talk with Dr. Willi Steul, director of "Deutschlandradio" On 2 June, Dr. Willi Steul, director of Deutschlandradio, followed ...

June 3, 2010

iPad instead of primer - will Schwarzenegger's visions soon come true?

Invitation to a panel discussion at Leipzig School of Media eBooks and new terminals - challenges for textbook publishers, education ...

May 18, 2010

Part-time master course in media at Leipzig School of Media

Last information about the studies before the application deadline on 4 June, 2010 The rapid change in the world of ...

May 18, 2010

Villa Ida talk with Willi Steul

"Deutschlandradio in radical change" How quality journalism attempts to gain acceptance Round of talks with Willi Steul, director of Deutschlandradio ...

May 15, 2010

"The 'Spiegel' is part of the inventory of Germany"

Georg Mascolo (Photo: Andreas Lamm) Together with students from the University of Leipzig, Georg Mascolo, editor in chief of the ...

March 23, 2010

"Promotion Prize of Bibliology" 2010 awarded to Merle Schierenberg

Bibliology scientist from Mainz honoured for her degree thesis about book markets in anglophone Africa Merle Schierenberg For the sixth ...

March 16, 2010

A long way through the authorities

The radio feature authors Richard Goll and Alfred Treiber have received the "Axel Eggebrecht Prize" 2010 Laureates Alfred Treiber and ...

Jan. 29, 2010

Villa Ida talk with Konstantin Neven DuMont

Cross-media into the future of journalism How the newspaper can survive in the online age "The newspaper is not dead, ...

Jan. 15, 2010

PR talk with Toni Lösch

Compliance as instrument of internal communication The unanimously appearance to the inside and outside is essential for the perception of ...

Jan. 4, 2010

Villa Ida talk with Georg Mascolo

"What is the future of quality journalism?" Round of talks in the Vila Ida with Georg Mascolo, editor in chief ...

Jan. 4, 2010

Great honour for Austrian radio pioneers

"Axel Eggebrecht Prize" 2010 goes to Richard Goll and Alfred Treiber The 10.000 Euro "Axel Eggebrecht Prize" 2010, awarded for ...

Dec. 10, 2009

Villa Ida talk with Peter-Matthias Gaede

"Against the trend with documentaries?" Round of talks with Peter-Matthias Gaede, editor in chief of GEO magazine, in the Villa ...

Dec. 7, 2009

Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji receives Leipzig Media Prize

Iranian journalist and writer Akbar Ganji received the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" on Thursday, 26 ...

Nov. 25, 2009

"Journalism hasn't lost any of its tension"

Günther Nonnenmacher, co-editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper Due to the economic crisis, the media get on to dangerous ground. ...

Nov. 12, 2009

Green light for lifelong learning

Unique partnership of the federal government, municipalities and foundations/Media Foundation supports Leipzig with basic sponsorship "Our goal is to create ...

Nov. 10, 2009

Making the invisible visible

Laura Bari receives the 10.000 Euros "Talent Dove" for "Antoine" Laura Bari is this year’s winner of the "Talent Dove" ...

Oct. 31, 2009

The power of word and deed

Ahmet Altan, Dušan Miljuš and Roberto Saviano have received the "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" The ...

Oct. 8, 2009

Leipzig Media Award 2009 to Roberto Saviano, Dušan Miljuš and Ahmet Altan

Leipzig, 4 September, 2009. This year’s "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media", donated by the Media Foundation ...

Sept. 4, 2009

Laureate 2009: Ahmet Altan

Photo: Nihat Odabasi "You have to be crazy if you want to do something like this", says Ahmet Altan about ...

Sept. 3, 2009

Laureate 2009: Dušan Miljuš

Photo: Veronkia Wengert Constant police protection - this is a feature of Dušan Miljuš’ life as well. In 2008, the ...

Sept. 3, 2009

Laureate 2009: Roberto Saviano

Photo: Ali Ghandtschi Roberto Saviano, who was born in a small town near Naples, the stronghold of the Camorra, has ...

Sept. 3, 2009

Features with suction and power

Bidding period of the "Axel Eggebrecht Prize 2010" has begun The Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig announces the 10,000 ...

Aug. 30, 2009

Initiative "Lernen vor Ort": Advancement through Education

Leipzig receives funding for local education initiative/Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig assumes basic Sponsorship Within the next three years, ...

June 17, 2009

Circus of everyday life's myths

Radio play author Eberhard Petschinka received the "Günter Eich Prize 2009"Radio play author, producer and painter Eberhard Petschinka (56) received ...

Feb. 1, 2009

LEIPZIG SCHOOL OF MEDIA launches with 21 students

Three internationally recognized masters programs offer service training for media professionals Leipzig, 23 October, 2008) The "LEIPZIG SCHOOL OF MEDIA ...

Oct. 27, 2008

Leipzig Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2008

Prizewinners embody search for the truth, enlightenment and the worldwide struggle for press and media freedom Leipzig, 8 October, 2008. ...

Oct. 9, 2008

Leipzig Media Prize 2007 to Akbar Ganji, Vasil Ivanov and Wolfram Weimer

Sculpture “Nikolaisäule” as symbol of the “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media”

Oct. 1, 2008

U Win Tin, Leipzig Media Award's laureate, released from prison

Photo: Reporters without Borders LEIPZIG, 23 September, 2008. Journalist and writer U Win Tin is free. Today the 79-year-old, having ...

Sept. 23, 2008

"Promotion Prize of Bibliology" goes to Katharina Eberenz

Leipzig, 17 March, 2008. For the fourth time the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig and the Institute of Communication ...

Sept. 2, 2008

Laureate 2008: Alan Johnston

Alan Johnston is the West’s only journalist permanently reporting from Palestine’s Gaza Strip since 2003 – a task including heavy ...

Sept. 2, 2008

Laureate 2008: Susanne Fischer

Photo by Christoph Reuter Susanne Fischer was reporting from Iraq since 2003 and has repeatedly proven lots of courage, daring ...

Sept. 2, 2008

Laureate 2008: Win Tin

Photo: Reporters without Borders Win Tin was a Burmese journalist and writer who has been imprisoned in Burma for more ...

Sept. 2, 2008

Leipzig Media Award 2008 to Susanne Fischer, Alan Johnston and Win Tin

Leipzig, 2 September, 2008. This year’s "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media", donated by the Media Foundation ...

Sept. 2, 2008

Master certificates presented to first MML graduates

Leipzig, 12 June , 2008. For the first five students of the Leipzig Media Master Program (MML), it’s a job ...

Sept. 2, 2008

DOK Leipzig: "Talent Dove" for outstanding young filmmakers awarded to Nanna Frank Møller for “Someone Like You”

Leipzig, 2 November, 2007. This year’s "Talent Dove" award, donated by the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig and worth ...

Nov. 3, 2007

Laureate 2007: Akbar Ganji

Akbar Ganji was arrested in Tehran after he had participated in an Iran conference of Berlin’s Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in April 2000. ...

Oct. 10, 2007

Laureate 2007: Dr Wolfram Weimer

Dr Wolfram Weimer filed a lawsuit at the German Federal Constitutional Court as editor in chief of Cicero magazine in order ...

Oct. 10, 2007

Laureate 2007: Vasil Ivanov

Vasil Ivanov is one of only few investigative journalists in Bulgaria. His apartment in the Bulgarian capital Sofia was devastated ...

Oct. 10, 2007

"Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2007

LEIPZIG, 8 October. This year's 30,000 Euro "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" of the Media Foundation ...

Oct. 9, 2007

Leipzig Media Prize 2007 to Akbar Ganji, Vasil Ivanov and Wolfram Weimer

Leipzig, 2 May. This year’s 30,000 Euros "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" of the Media Foundation ...

May 2, 2007

Campus Talks in the Villa Ida

Until now the following round of talks took place: 23 January 2008: Werner Zedler / Klaus-Dieter Wülfrath, "Presse-Crosso Foundation" / ...

Jan. 24, 2007

Promotion Prize "Talent Dove" for promoting upcoming documentary film makers

From 2004 the Media Foundation awards a prize for upcoming documentary film makers at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary ...

Jan. 5, 2007

Everth scholarship

Every year, the Media Foundation awards achievement-oriented scholarships which include 5,000 Euros to students of the Universität Leipzig/Institut für Kommunikations- ...

Nov. 13, 2006

Tschichold scholarship

Every year, the Media Foundation awards achievement-oriented scholarships which include 5,000 Euros to students of the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft ...

Nov. 11, 2006

Peterhans scholarship

Every year, the Media Foundation awards achievement-oriented scholarships which include 5,000 Euros to students of the Hochschule für Grafik und ...

Nov. 10, 2006

"Talent Dove" goes to Marko Skop for "Iné Svety"

This year, the 10,000 Euro "Talent Dove" of the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig was handed over on the ...

Nov. 5, 2006

Media Foundation mourns the death of laureate Anna Politkovskaya

With dismay and great sorrow the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig takes note of the murder of its laureate ...

Oct. 7, 2006

Laureate 2006: Alina Anghel

Photo: Olaf Wunder Alina Anghel had to suffer physical violence as a consequence for relentlessly revealing corruption and mismanagement of ...

March 1, 2006

Laureate 2006: Professor Volker Lilienthal

Photo: epd Professor Volker Lilienthal revealed by intensive investigations over years - even against fierce judicial resistance - that there ...

March 1, 2006

Laureates 2006: Fabrizio Gatti

Photo: L'Espresso Fabrizio Gatti is an undercover investigative journalist well-known around Europe who revealed disastrous humanitarian conditions in the Italian ...

March 1, 2006

Leipzig Media Award 2006 goes to Alina Anghel, Fabrizio Gatti and Volker Lilienthal

This year's 30,000 euros "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" of the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig ...

Jan. 5, 2006

First award of the "Promotion Prize of Bibliology" of the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig

Press release Leipzig, 5 December, 2005. The revival of the traditional "book place" Leipzig has experienced another impulse through the ...

Dec. 5, 2005

DOK-Leipzig: Promotion Prize of the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig goes to Finnish director Erkko Lyytinen

Leipzig, 9 October, 2005. On the occasion of the award ceremony of the 48th “Internationales Leipziger Festivals für Dokumentar- und ...

Oct. 9, 2005

US journalist nominated for Leipzig Media Award; Judith Miller, reporter of the New York Times, taken into coercive detention

Leipzig, 7 July, 2005. Because she refused to divulge her informants, US journalist Judith Miller was sentenced to 120 days ...

July 7, 2005

Leipzig Media Award goes to Seymour Hersh, Anna Politkovskaya, Britta Petersen and Hans-Martin Tillack

Leipzig, 3 May, 2005. Politicians, academics and media representatives – the fifth award of the Leipzig Media Prize, which took ...

May 3, 2005

Laureate 2005: Anna Politkovskaya

Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian correspondent of the newspaper Nowaja Gazeta. Despite of great resistance and the danger of her ...

March 1, 2005

Laureate 2005: Britta Petersen

Britta Petersen as chairwoman of the organization "Initiative for a Free Press" which she founded herself Britta Petersen supports the ...

March 1, 2005

Laureate 2005: Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack is correspondent of Stern magazine in Brussels where he revealed several corruption scandals in the institutions of the ...

March 1, 2005

Laureate 2005: Seymour Hersh

Photo: The New Yorker Seymour Hersh has been one of the most renowned US investigators since his revelations on the ...

March 1, 2005

"Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2005

Leipzig Media Award goes to famous investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, uncoverer of EU scandals Tillack and two courageous journalists LEIPZIG. ...

Jan. 3, 2005

Promotion Prize "Talent Dove" goes to Danish director Jeppe Rønde

Leipzig, 25 October, 2004. Yesterday evening during the award ceremony of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, ...

Oct. 25, 2004

Semi-annual report 2004

Nominations for the Leipzig Media Award 2005 The following persons have been nominated as of 14 June, 2004 for the ...

July 2, 2004

"James Nachtwey - War Photographer" from 7 May in Leipzig

Leipzig, 2 April, 2004. James Nachtwey is the best known international war photographer of our times. From 7 May, 2004 ...

April 2, 2004

Laureate 2004: "Journalisten helfen Journalisten" (Journalists help Journalists association)

Journalisten helfen Journalisten (Journalists help Journalists association) provides assistance to colleagues experiencing difficulties, who are obstructed in their work or ...

Jan. 9, 2004

Laureate 2004: James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey has been travelling the world’s crisis spots for more than twenty years now and is arguably the most ...

Jan. 9, 2004

Laureate 2004: La Voz de Galicia

La Voz de Galicia largest newspaper in Galicia, Spanish coastal region where the "Prestige" tanker sank in November 2002, uncovered ...

Jan. 9, 2004

Leipzig Media Award for war photographer Nachtwey, courageous journalists and Spanish daily newspaper

The 30,000 Euro Leipzig "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" 2004 is jointly awarded to American war ...

Jan. 9, 2004

Campaign against the winner of this year’s Leipzig Media Prize

A campaign has started against this year's winner of the Leipzig Media Award Volodymyr Mostovy (editor in chief of the ...

May 12, 2003

Villa Ida talk with Hartwig Hochstein

Theory meets practice Media science meets newspaper - Professor Jörg Stiehler meets Hartwig Hochstein, editor in chief of Leipziger Volkszeitung. ...

April 23, 2003

"Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2003"

The Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig honors Israeli journalist Gideon Levy and Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab for their selfless struggle ...

Feb. 6, 2003

Laureate 2003: "Netzwerk Recherche" (Network Research Association)

Netzwerk Recherche (Network Research Association) is committed to improving the quality of research and investigative journalism in Germany. Netzwerk Recherche ...

Feb. 6, 2003

Laureate 2003: Volodymyr Mostovy

Volodymyr Mostovy  supports the development of a politically independent journalism in his country. Volodymyr Mostovy, former editor in chief of ...

Feb. 6, 2003

Laureates 2003: Gideon Levy and Daoud Kuttab

Israeli newspaper correspondent Gideon Levy and his colleague on Palestinian television Daoud Kuttab report from the occupied areas of Palestine, ...

Feb. 6, 2003

Villa Ida talk with Herbert Riehl-Heyse

"The nice times of print journalism are over now" Herbert Riehl-Heyse on the status quo of daily newspapers & Rudolf ...

Nov. 28, 2002

Villa Ida talk with Hans Leyendecker

"I do not pay for anything, but I'm protecting my sources." Journalist Dr. Hans Leyendecker of Süddeutsche Zeitung about his ...

Nov. 14, 2002

Laureate 2002: Grigory Pasko

Grigory Pasko Russian journalist Grigory Pasko reported on the ocean disposal of chemical and nuclear waste by the Russian navy ...

May 2, 2002

Laureate 2002: Jolana Voldánová

Jolana Voldánová news anchor on Czech state television, was the face and voice of an editors’ strike against the attempts ...

May 2, 2002

Laureate 2002: Simone Wendler

Simone Wendler revealed corruption scandals in Cottbus' real estate companies and brought them to the public's attention. Simone Wendler, editor ...

May 2, 2002

Laureate 2001: Professor David Protess

Professor David Protess investigates dubious death sentences in the United States with the help of his students. His work has ...

Sept. 27, 2001

Laureate 2001: Renate Flottau

Renate Flottau reported on the war in the Balkans as a Spiegel magazine editor for many years, gaining particular renown ...

Sept. 27, 2001

Laureate 2001: Thomas Mayer

Thomas Mayer, former editor in chief of the Leipziger Volkszeitung, initiated the Leipzig-based fund-raising drive “Kosovo Relief” in 1999 and ...

Sept. 27, 2001