The Dutch Ambassador to Georgia Maaike van Koldam has awarded three Georgian media activists with the Human Rights Tulip Award.
The winner is Kamilla Mamedova, the founder of Radio Marneuli.
The second prize went to Tsabunia Vartagava, an LGBTI and women’s rights activist from Georgia’s western region of Samegrelo, and Manana Qveliashvili, a journalist working on various human rights issues in the Adjara region.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place virtually.
The Tulip prize will remain with the ambassador for now, until she will be able to hand it over to the winner in person.
Established in 2008 by the Dutch government, the Human Rights Tulip is an annual award intending to support human rights defenders and help them learn from each other.