Journalism Award “Writing for CEE 2015” Goes to Martin Leidenfrost

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The EUR 5,000 Writing for CEE journalist prize has been awarded for the twelfth time. Journalists from all round Europe – including Northern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe and the CIS countries – have been invited to submit their works. The Austrian Journalist Martin Leidenfrost wins the “Writing for CEE 2015” award for his column "Expedition Europe". At the award ceremony writer and honorary guest Karl-Markus Gauß touched on the discovery of Europe and SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said, that Europe faces new boundaries and divisions.

Journalism award “Writing for CEE 2015” goes again to Martin Leidenfrost / Picture: ©

In his essays Leidenfrost - who had also won the award in 2007 - tells of his travels through Europe. He wrote about the role of the Cossacks in the Ukraine conflict, researched the backgrounds of self-immolations in Bulgaria or set out on the search for national Tobacconists in Hungary.

He "constantly" wanders through Europe on the "Search for ideas and inspirations, for a…