The Center for Independent Journalism (CJI) and the Office of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands announced the results of the competition Tulip Press Awards, 2022 edition, to highlight the efforts of journalists who address human rights issues in their materials.
In its second edition, the contest encouraged photojournalists and journalists to address in media (written and photographic) various topics related to respect for human rights, in order to raise public awareness on human rights issues in the Republic of Moldova.
Oameni și Kilometri with Polina Cupcea, won under the Online Press / Written Press category. Two articles, "Tolea, it's stil me" and "Muhammad and the mountain of hatred", appreciated by the jury, were developed as part of the European Union and Council of Europe awareness-raising campaing on hate speech in the Republic of Moldova.
This campaign targets anyone who feels the need to understand the phenomenon of hate speech better and wishes to do something to combat it, taking a stance against it in diverse societies they live in. It provides proposals for actions to prevent and fight hate speech and contacts that can be addressed by the victims of discrimination and hate speech.
The awareness-raising campaign was prepared in the framework of the project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech”, co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in the Partnership for Good Governance II 2019-2022, with the input of project beneficiaries in the country: the Equality Council, the Ombudsman Office and Promo-LEX Association.