Nuri Kino is awarded because he has uncovered irregularities both in Sweden and the rest of the world, contributing to make the world a better place. Swedish queen Silvia recieved the award due to her involvement all over the world in stoping child abuse.
Nuri Kino’s thank you speech called for peace, tolerance and support for immigrant children.
”Both my parents are illiterate and I made it this far, you should do it too, but nothing is for free, you must work very hard”.
And his final notes were:
”I’m a proud immigrant, I’m a proud Assyrian and I’m a proud Swede. But I’m a human being foremost and together we can bridge all barriers”.
The motivation of the jury was the following:
Because he’s an excellent journalist who digs deep in order to expose injustices both in Sweden and the international community. He delivers one big disclosure after the other, recieves death threats but doesn’t give up. He works for world media but still lives in Södertälje (Sweden) and is a role model for many young people.
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