Journalist Llibert Ferri receives the XVII Ernest Udina European Career Award in Barcelona
It's an award given by the Catalan Association of European Journalists (APEC), with the collaboration of DIPLOCAT
Yesterday afternoon, journalist Llibert Ferri i Mateo received the XVII Ernest Udina European Career Award from the Catalan Association of European Journalists, in an event that took place in the Aula Europa, the headquarters of the European institutions in Barcelona. According to the jury, the award is also a recognition of Catalonia's public broadcasting companyies TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio "for their commitment in favor of international information and their exceptional coverage of major world events, as has been the case, again, with the war in Ukraine".
As for Llibert Ferri, the jury values his ability to inform for twenty years (1987-2007) "from Moscow and an area that experienced great changes since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet era, with the entrance in the EU and NATO of many countries of the former Eastern Bloc". The award jury also appreciated that once back in Catalonia, Llibert Ferri continued to offer keys to understanding the ex-Soviet space, either with documentaries on TV3, press collaborations or with the publication of several books. In his speech of thanks, Llibert Ferri spoke about his work and the historical events that he had the chance to live and explained with honesty that he had always informed about them as best as he could.
The European Career Award is supported by DIPLOCAT, the Association of Journalists of Catalonia, the Representation of the European Commission and the European Parliament office in Barcelona, the Catalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union and Barcelona City Council. Awarded journalists in previous editions include names such as Jaume Arias, Margarita Rivière, L'Agence Europe, Andreu Claret, Cristina Gallach, Martí Anglada, Soledad Gallego-Díaz, David Gardner, Eliseo Oliveras, Nick Malkoutzis, Samuel Aranda, Can Dundar, Griselda Pastor, Jean Quatremer, Anna Bosch and Judy Dempsey.