German-Polish Media Days
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German-Polish Media Days

The German-Polish Media Days offer journalists and media experts from both countries a professional platform to exchange ideas and opinions and meet each other personally. Current and fundamental issues related to reporting on German-Polish relationships are openly debated and reflected upon in panel discussions with high-caliber experts.

The Media Days are organized by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in conjunction with the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation and a host region. The 7th Media Days were held from May 8 to 9, 2014, in Potsdam under the title "Europe ahead of the elections. What choice has Europe?".

The German-Polish Journalist Award

The award ceremony took place at the new Landtag Brandenburg. For the first time, the award in the category "Journalism in the border region" went to a report written by journalists from all six partner regions. The report is exemplary for the growing cross-border cooperation and documents small changes in the everyday life in the border region. The prize in the print category was awarded to Karolina Golimowska and Daniel Tkatch. Under the common motto “Jetzt bin ich also Deutsch” (“Well, I am German now”), they published reports in the magazine “The Germans”. The winner of the prize in the radio category was Mariusz Borsiak from Polskie Radio Olsztyn, awarded for his report "Düsseldorf - Warszawa: trochę ponad godzinę" (“Düsseldorf - Warsaw: A bit more than an hour..."). Rosalia Romaniec received the award in the TV category for a documentary in cooperation with the WDR: "Meine Familie und der Spion - eine Geschichte aus dem Kalten Krieg" ("My family and the spy - a story from the Cold War"). A special prize, awarded by the state of Brandenburg, went to Anne Holzschuh, André Kartschall, Olaf Sundermeyer and Sabine Tzitschke for their documentary film in cooperation with the rbb "Hart an der Grenze" ("Close to the edge").

Prize-worthy entries stand out through their careful selection and classification of facts, through linguistic and stylistic quality, and by being generally understandable, having conducted thorough research and providing background information. Exciting reports, profound analyses, interviews, commentary and innovative journalistic formats have the best chance at winning an award.

The German-Polish Journalist Award is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation and six partner regions – the German states of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Brandenburg, and the Free State of Saxony, as well as the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Lubusz Voivodeship and the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in Poland.

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Contact at the Foundation

Cornelia Reichel
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-684

Picture Gallery - 2014 Media Days

Photos: Hans Scherhaufer, © SdpZ 
Workshop on the Ukraine crisis in German and Polish media