The award ceremony took place on 27 September in the state room of the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

 

Prize winners Cardinal Dr. Franz König (nr. two from the right), Raji Sourani (next to him) and Ms. Ute Bock (nr. five from the right) at the award ceremony in Vienna. Ms. Ute Bock shares one of two prizes with Cardinal König. Bock was granted the award for her great personal efforts to assist refugees in Vienna.

 

PCHR Director Raji Sourani speaks at the award ceremony in Vienna. PCHR shares the Bruno Kreisky Human Prize with the Israeli Ha’aretz journalist Amira Hass. In her absence the head of the Austrian branch of Reporters without Borders, Dr. Rubina Möhring, read a speech written by Amira Hass. Amira was awarded the prize for her outstanding independent journalism.

 

Director of the Bruno Kreisky Foundation, Professor Alfred Ströer, hands over the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Prize to Raji Sourani, Director of PCHR.   PCHR was granted the prize for its decade long promotion of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory.

 

Raji Sourani with the two other prize winners, Cardinal Dr. Franz König and Mrs. Ute Bock, and others including the head of the Austrian branch of Reporters without Borders, Dr. Rubina Möhring, the Secretary General of Amnesty International in Austria, Mag. Heinz Patzelt, and Director of the Bruno Kreisky Foundation, Professor Alfred Ströer.

 

Prize winners Raji Sourani and Cardinal Dr. Franz König. Dr. König, who was the former Archbishop of Vienna, received the award for his decade long efforts to promote tolerance and dialogue

 

Raji Sourani, Cardinal Dr. Franz König and Secretary General of the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialouge, Margit Schmidt, at the reception after the award ceremony.   

 

Raji Sourani speaks to the Secretary General of Amnesty International in Austria, Mag. Heinz Patzelt, and the head of the Austrian branch of Reporters without Borders, Dr. Rubina Möhring.