Veton Surroi Wins 2011 SEEMO Human Ri...

Veton Surroi Wins 2011 SEEMO Human Rights

There are 3 comments on the World Press Freedom Review story from Nov 21, 2011, titled Veton Surroi Wins 2011 SEEMO Human Rights. In it, World Press Freedom Review reports that:

Award to be Presented During the International Conference on News Agencies and New Media in South East and East Europe on 24 NovemberA Vienna, 18 November 2011: Kosovo journalist, publisher, politician and human rights activist Veton Surroi has won the 2011 SEEMO Human Rights Award.

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United States

#1 Nov 21, 2011
Vienna, 18 November 2011: Kosovo journalist, publisher, politician and human rights activist Veton Surroi has won the 2011 SEEMO Human Rights Award. The SEEMO board praised Surroi’s non-violent methods and consistent “commitment to human rights” in all of his professional activities.

The 2011 SEEMO Human Rights award will be presented to Veton Surroi on 24 November 2011 at 18.30 in the Hotel Victory, Pristina, Kosovo, during the international conference on News Agencies and New Media in South East and East Europe.

Born in 1961, Surroi spent many years abroad, mainly in Latin America, accompanying his father on his diplomatic missions. He obtained university degree in Mexico City, Mexico.

Upon returning to Kosovo, he worked as a journalist for the Pristina-based daily Rilindja. After the fall of communism, he founded the Koha Media Group, which became one of the most influential media groups in Kosovo. As a journalist, Surroi defended Kosovo Albanians against the policies of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. As an influential public figure, both as a political and a civil society activist, he participated in the 1999 Rambouillet peace talks and was one of the signatories of the Rambouillet Agreement.

The Rambouillet Agreement was a proposed peace agreement between then-Yugoslavia and a delegation representing the ethnic-Albanian majority population of Kosovo presented in Rambouillet castle in France.

As head of the Reformist Party ORA and an MP (2005 –2007), he participated on behalf of the Unity Team of Kosovo, which negotiated the country’s independence.

Surroi currently chairs the Board of the Foreign Policy Club, a Kosovo NGO specialised in international policy.

Surroi has edited numerous books and in 2005 published a recompilation of his texts in the volume: Fluturimi i vetëm i Azem Berishës për në Kështjellë(“Azem Berisha’s One and Only Flight to the Castle”).

In 2000, Surroi received the IFJ Award of the Year as well Holland’s Geunzejgen Medal and the National Endowment of Democracy Award.

The SEEMO Human Rights Award was established in 2002. Previous award winners are:

2010: Christo Komarnitski, cartoonist, Bulgaria.

2009: Pavol Demes, Director, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Bratislava office, Slovakia.

2008: Spomenka Hribar, journalist, writer and human rights advocate, Slovenia.

2007: Seki Radoncic, writer and human rights activist specialised in war crimes, Montenegro.

2006: Abdulhalim Dede, journalist, member of the Turkish-Muslim minority in Western Thrace, Greece.

2004: Fatos Lubonja, author, Albania.

2003: Nebojsa Popov, founder and editor of the Belgrade-based magazine Republika, Serbia.

2002: Christine von Kohl, founder of the Vienna-based magazine Südosteuropäischer Dialog , Austria.
Sence

Serbia

#2 Nov 21, 2011
This Alabanian is not for the independent Kosovo, and he is against corrupted war criminal Thaci, organ butcherer and a drug dealer
Petrus

Buffalo, NY

#3 Nov 22, 2011
Sence wrote:
This Alabanian is not for the independent Kosovo, and he is against corrupted war criminal Thaci, organ butcherer and a drug dealer
You know nothing about this individual! You do not even speak the langauge to understand him! What are you talking about?

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