Vladimir Herzog Award

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Vladimir Herzog Award
Awarded forBrazilian Journalism Award for Amnesty and Human Rights Coverage
DateOctober 27, 1979 (1979-10-27)
LocationTheater of the Catholic University of São Paulo
First awarded1979
Last awarded2011[1]

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, the ten categories are:[4]

  • Arts
  • Photography
  • Book-Report
  • Radio Report
  • Internet Reporting
  • TV – Picture
  • TV – (Documentary)
  • TV – Report (daily news)
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper


  1. ^ Marcelo Bauer Cross Content, retrieved December 20, 2011
  2. ^ "Brazil: Human rights awards". OHCHR. Archived from the original on 10 August 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Regulamento do XXVII prêmio Jornalístico Vladimir Herzog de Anistia e Direitos Humanos - 2005". Journalistas de São Paulo (in Portuguese). 19 August 2005. Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Prêmio Vladimir Herzog: Os vencedores de 2005" [Vladimir Herzog Award: The 2005 winners]. Observatório da Imprensa (in Portuguese). 25 October 2005. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2009.

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