Vladimir Herzog Award

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Vladimir Herzog Award
Awarded for Brazilian Journalism Award for Amnesty and Human Rights Coverage
Date October 27, 1979 (1979-10-27)
Location Theater of the Catholic University of São Paulo
Country Brazil
First awarded 1979
Last awarded 2011[1]
Website www.premiovladimirherzog.org.br

Vladimir Herzog Award (Portuguese: Prêmio Jornalistico Vladimir Herzog de Anistia e Direitos Humanos) is a Brazilian award for journalists who excel in the coverage of human rights issues in the national press.[2] It was created in 1979 by the Journalists Sindicate of São Paulo.[3]


The Vladimir Herzog Award for Human Rights was established in 1977, two years after the murder of journalist Vladimir Herzog in the dungeons of dictatorship, in order to encourage journalists in a time of strong censorship, to denounce the abuses that were committed then.

Today, the award continues its mission, rewarding stories that stimulate the quest for citizenship, denouncing all kinds of violation of Human Rights.


Every year, winning eleven categories are:[4]

  • Book-entry
  • Arts
  • Photography
  • Newspapers
  • Literature
  • Radio
  • Magazine
  • Theatre
  • TV - (Documentary)
  • TV - (Daily News)
  • TV picture


  1. ^ Marcelo Bauer Cross Content, retrieved December 20, 2011
  2. ^ Brazil: Human rights awards The UNHR Website, retrieved May 13, 2009
  3. ^ Regulamento do XXVII prêmio Jornalístico Vladimir Herzog de Anistia e Direitos Humanos - 2005 The Jornalist ASP Website, retrieved May 13, 2009[dead link]
  4. ^ Issue 352 (2005-10-25). Vladimir Herzog Prize Winners of 2005Observatorio Da Imprensa, retrieved May 13, 2009

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