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EU Health Prize for Journalists

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The fifth edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists has awarded prizes for the following articles:

First Prize

Henk Blanken: “Carel's headpdf(82 KB) Choose translations of the previous link Nederlands (nl) ” (Dagblad van het Noorden, The Netherlands) 

This article highlights a forty year-old man's surgery effort to combat Parkinson's disease.

2nd prize

Christiane Hawranek and Marco Maurer: “The Patient Traffickerspdf(74 KB) Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) ” (Die Zeit, Germany)

The article focuses on the relationship between dubious medical tourism agencies and German hospitals.

3rd prize

Mette Dahlgaard: “Am I killing someone?pdf(175 KB) Choose translations of the previous link dansk (da) ” (Berlingske, Denmark)

This article tells the story of a sperm donor that is liable to pass on a serious form of cancer to half of his children.

Read also the articles of the edition 2013 finalists and watch the video and pictures of the welcome dinner and award ceremony.

Booklet 2013This year again, the Prize has contributed to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness on issues related to health and patient-related policy initiatives at EU level. Showcased in the glossy bookletpdf(11 MB) are the 28 nominated articles (in English only).

In 2013, 629 journalists from all 28 EU countries participated in the competition submitting 858 eligible articles published in printed or on-line media between 01 August 2012 and 30 September 2013.

The first EU Health Prize for Journalists was awarded in 2009. The winners of the past editions are:

The EU Health Prize for Journalists is funded under the second Community Health Programme 2008-13.

Last update: 05/05/2014 | Top