The M100 Sanssouci Media Award will be conferred within the context of a gala evening. This symbolic prize should be seen as “Prize of the European Press”. The M100 advisory board accompanying the whole project also acts as jury and nominates the recipient of the prize.
It honours personalities who, through his or her work has left their mark on Europe and in the world. The award reflects their service to the safeguarding of freedom of expression and the deepening of democracy as well as their outstanding achievements in promoting European understanding and communication.

Previous laureates include:
2005: Lord Norman Foster, architect
2006: Dr. Bernard Kouchner, founder of the organisation "Doctors without borders" and former French Foreign Minister 
2007: Bob Geldof KBE, musician, activist and founder of Africa Live AID
2008: Ingrid Betancourt, Franco-Colombian politician 
2009: Hans-Dietrich Genscher, former German foreign minister 
2010: Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist 
2011: Michael Anti, Chinese journalist and blogger, and Lord Weidenfeld (Honorary Award)
2012: Mario Draghi, ECB President
2013: Erdem Gündüz, Turkish dancer and choreographer (the standing man from Taksim Square)
2014: Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kiev, and YanukovychLeaks, Ukrainian activist group (Special Award)
2015: Charlie Hebdo, French satirical magazine
2016: Roberto Saviano, Italian author and journalist

Members of the Jury

Stefan Aust,
Publisher Die Welt, CEO N24

Dr. Hugo Bütler,
Chairman, Landis & Gyr Cultural Foundation

Stephan-Andreas Casdorff,
Editor-in-chief, Der Tagesspiegel

Ulrich Deppendorf,
Director, ARD capital Berlin studio

Kai Diekmann,
Editorial Director, BILD Group

Prof. Ernst Elitz,
Founding Director of Deutschlandradio

Jann Jakobs,
Lord Mayor, State Capital Potsdam

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC,
Barrister, Human Rights Expert

Roger Köppel,
Editor-in-chief, Weltwoche

Christoph Lanz,
former Director of Television, DW-TV

Giovanni di Lorenzo,
Editor-in-chief, Die Zeit

Mathias Müller von Blumencron,
Editor-in-chief digital media, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dr. Klaus Rost,
former Editor-in-chief, Märkische Allgemeine

Prof. Dr. Rachel Salamander,
Director, FAZ Literaturforum

S.D. Karl zu Schwarzenberg,
former Foreign Minister, Czech Republic

Louis Schweitzer,
Chairman Le Monde and Renault

Andrea Seibel,
deputy Editor-in-chief, Die Welt / Berliner Morgenpost

Dr. Uwe Vorkötter,
Editor-in-chief, HORIZONT Media

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