Tuesday, 27 November 2012

News Release: Right Livelihood Award Ceremony




Hayrettin Karaca, "grandfather" of the Turkish environmental movement, Sima Samar, Afghan doctor and human rights advocate, Gene Sharp from the U.S., the so-called "Machiavelli" of nonviolent resistance, and Anne-Marie O'Reilly and Henry McLaughlin, representatives of the British Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) will come to Stockholm next week to accept their Right Livelihood Awards in the Swedish Parliament

News Conference:
Date: Thursday, 6 December, 9.30-11.30 am CET
Venue: The International Press Centre, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm

Short statements by the Laureates followed by time for individual interviews. Jakob von Uexkull, Founder and Co-Chair, will represent the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

Award Ceremony:
Date: Friday, 7 December, 4.00 pm. Please arrive latest by 3.30 pm.
(Time changed compared to previous years)

Venue: Swedish Parliament, Second Chamber, Stockholm. Entrance from 'Riksplan'

Programme:
* 4.00 pm: Ulf Holm, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Opening words
* Eva-Lena Jansson, M.P., Chair of the Association for the Right Livelihood Award in the Swedish Parliament (SÄRLA), Welcome
* Jakob von Uexkull, Founder and Co-Chair of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, Speech & Presentation of the 2012 Awards
* 4.45 pm (rough estimate): Break, photos of the Recipients can be taken at this time
* Laureates' speeches. Each Laureate will be introduced by a member of the Association for the Right Livelihood Award in the Swedish Parliament (SÄRLA)

Birgit Jaeckel
Communications Consultant,
Right Livelihood Award Foundation

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