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Gaby Wentland is awarded the Citizen’s Prize by the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers
Gaby Wentland is awarded the Citizen’s Prize 2013 by the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers in honour of her work for MISSION FREEDOM in Hamburg. The 55-year-old awardee receives the prize and a monetary award of 20,000 euros for offering victims of human trafficking a new opportunity in life, as announced at the Congress of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers in Dresden on September 16, 2013.
The laurels of the jury, composed of editors-in-chief and chaired by Mr Peter Stefan Herbst (“Saarbrücker Zeitung”), go to Ms Wentland who is in charge of a safe house for the victims of human trafficking. In this secret location the affected women and children can regain their physical and emotional strength in a peaceful atmosphere.
The fourth award ceremony will take place in Berlin on February 20, 2014. The Citizen’s Prize is awarded to honour exceptional contributions to the society, the candidates are nominated by the German newspaper publishers. This year’s award winner was nominated by “Hamburger Abendblatt”.