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Princess of Asturias Awards

02/20/2020

Jean Daniel, Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, has died

The Jury has bestowed the Award in 2004 for his “journalism committed to truthfulness and independence from political pressure”

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Jean Daniel, 2004 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, has died.

As stated in the Minutes of the Jury, he was granted the Award for his “journalism committed to truthfulness and independence from political pressure who has worked longstandingly in journalism in such publications as Le Monde, L´Express and Le Nouvel Observateur, which he also founded. He has invariably managed to infuse his work with a profoundly thoughtful and critical tone that builds upon the intellectual heritage, courage and ethical rigour of such writers as Albert Camus and George Orwell; such qualities make Jean Daniel an eminent representative of the best humanistic journalism of our times”.

Chaired by Manuel Olivencia, the Jury was made up of Lluis Xabel Álvarez, Ignacio Bayón Mariné, Raúl Bocanegra Sierra, Alejandro Echevarría, Javier Gómez Cuesta, Javier González Ferrari, Miguel Ángel Gozalo, Ryszard Kapuściński, Manuel Lombardero, Catalina Luca de Tena, Hans Meinke, Beatriz de Moura, Pedro Páramo, Ernesto Sáenz de Buruaga, José Antonio Sánchez, Ricardo Senabre, Jesús de la Serna, Enrique Ybarra and Juan Luis Iglesias Prada, as acting secretary.

The Awards Ceremony, which took place on 22nd October, was presided over by HM King Felipe VI, then Prince of Asturias. Besides the address by His Majesty, the speeches at the ceremony were given by Jean Daniel, Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission Responsible for Education and Culture, Claudio Magris and the then President of the Foundation, José Ramón Álvarez Rendueles.

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