Event Online Award Ceremony of the 31st Lorenzo Natali Media Prize,

Online Award Ceremony of the 31st Lorenzo Natali Media Prize,

Date(s) - 11/10/2023
15:00 - 17:30

Press Club Brussels Europe


We are pleased to invite you to attend online the Award Ceremony

of the 31st Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, taking place on 11 October.

With over 1,000 eligible applications received from around the world, it’s time to celebrate the winners of this edition who were selected by a distinguished Grand Jury of experts in three categories: International Prize, Europe Prize, and Best Emerging Journalist Prize.

The award ceremony will not only showcase the unveiling of the winners, recognising their outstanding contributions to journalism through their impactful stories, but also reflect on the importance of investigative journalism to democracy.


15.00 – Opening remarks
15.10 – Keynote speech – “The Future of Journalism for the Future of Democracy” by Miguel Poiares Maduro
15:30 – Panel discussion followed by Q&A
• Miguel Poiares Maduro, Chairman of the Executive Board of the European Digital Media Observatory and former member of the European Commission’s High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism
• Vânia Maia, journalist and 2022 Lorenzo Prize winner in the Europe category
• Syed Nazakat, award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and CEO of DataLEADS
16.20 – Award Ceremony
International Prize
Europe Prize
Best Emerging Journalist Prize
17.10 – Signature of the “Thematic Framework Partnerships for Human Rights and Democracy – Protecting Independent Media”
17:30 – Closing remarks


Date: 11 October
Time: 15:00 CET

Join us in celebrating the winners’ exceptional work, and feel free to extend this invitation to fellow journalists who share our unwavering passion for excellence in media reporting!