Barbara Trionfi receives the Decoration of Merit in Gold of the Republic of Austria
Barbara Trionfi, Executive Director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) and FJA jury member, received a special prestigious award, Decoration of Merit in Gold of the Republic of Austria, for her extraordinary contribution in the development of press freedom and human rights. The award ceremony took place just after the High-Level International Multi-Stakeholder Conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity in Vienna.

The Secretary General for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal presented the award and gave a speech in which he emphasized the outstanding contribution of IPI and Barbara Trionfi in the international dialogue and her commitment to the basic values of human rights, free press, independent and responsible journalism all over the globe.

Congratulations, dear Barbara!
We are proud of you and are happy that you are with us!

FJA team