Presentation of the First Ari Rath Prize for Critical Journalism

More+Events ♦ Published: April 23, 2018; 14:55 ♦ (Vindobona)

Journalist Alexandra Föderl-Schmid will be awarded the First Ari-Rath Prize for Critical Journalism on 3 May 2018, the Day of Freedom of the Press. This prize was established to honour journalists who have rendered outstanding services to critical reporting on immigration, expulsion and asylum, committed to respect for human rights, in the spirit of the former editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, who died in January 2017.

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid has helped shape the daily newspaper "Der Standard" for almost three decades. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Franz Johann Morgenbesser from Vienna, Austria; cropped by Rosso Robot (IMG_8094) [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Ari Rath, Israeli journalist, publicist and peace activist, was born in Vienna in 1925 and had to emigrate in November 1938. He was a founding member of the Kibbutz Chamadiya in Palestine. From 1958 he worked as an editor, from 1975 as editor-in-chief and publisher of the Jerusalem Post. In 2005 he received the German Federal Cross of Merit and in 2011 the Grand Decoration of Honour of…