SOHR founder and director Rami Abdulrahman awarded Stern’s Nannen-Preis “Special Prize” • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR founder and director Rami Abdulrahman awarded Stern’s Nannen-Preis “Special Prize”

Rami Abdulrahman, SOHR founder and director, has been awarded the prestigious Stern’s Nannen-Preis Special Prize, Germany, for “dedicating his life to serving the truth in the past few years…and for his unparalleled courage and exceptional work that have helped journalists across the world to cover the Syrian war objectively”

Rami Abdulrahman was awarded the “Special Prize” this evening, Thursday 30/4/2020, in a special virtual ceremony which was streamed on Stern’s YouTube channel due to the coronavirus pandemic which made travel and large gatherings impossible. Rami has won the “Special Prize” category for “his key role in professionally and reliably documenting the Syrian conflict’s casualties since the start of the war,” according to the organisers’ short promotional film, and added, “media organisations across the world now are heavily relying on the Syrian Observatory as the most important source of information on the Syrian war.”

Furthermore, the ceremony highlighted the major achievement of SOHR director and the hundreds of activists who provide him with “reliable information” in documenting over 380,000 deaths, among them some 22,000 children. Also the organisers praised Rami’s method of cross-checking and double-checking with at least two sources before publishing any information, which was the reason why no “government, intelligence agency, or terrorist organisations could question his credibility.” They also drew attention to the fact that no state or government “could break his will” despite “continuously receiving death threats, because he is not biased towards any party, whether Syrians, or Turks, Russians or Americans; and just to wake up everyday with all this pressure, this is something that deserves respect.”

Florian Gless, the chief-editor of Stern magazine, wished that Rami Abdulrahman was present in Hamburg and congratulated him for winning the 2020 Special Prize for his “exceptional and tremendous work.”

We, the SOHR family, also congratulate Rami for this achievement and are proud of him and his work. We, and on our director’s behalf, would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Florian Gless and all his colleague at Stern for this much appreciated award.

SOHR founder and director Rami Abdulrahman awarded Stern’s Nannen-Preis “Special Prize”

Rami Abdulrahman, SOHR founder and director, has been awarded the prestigious Stern’s Nannen-Preis Special Prize, Germany, for “dedicating his life to serving the truth in the past few years…and to his unparalleled courage and exceptional work that have helped journalists across the world to cover the Syrian war objectively”Rami Abdulrahman was awarded the “Special Prize” this evening, Thursday 30/4/2020, in a special virtual ceremony which was streamed on Stern’s YouTube channel due to the coronavirus pandemic which made travel and large gatherings impossible. Rami has won the “Special Prize” category for “his key role in professionally and reliably documenting the Syrian conflict’s casualties since the start of the war,” according to the organisers’ short promotional film, and added, “media organisations across the world now are heavily relying on the Syrian Observatory as the most important source of information on the Syrian war.”Furthermore, the ceremony highlighted the major achievement of SOHR director and the hundreds of activists who provide him with “reliable information” in documenting over 380,000 deaths, among them some 22,000 children. Also the organisers praised Rami’s method of cross-checking and double-checking with at least two sources before publishing any information, which was the reason why no “government, intelligence agency, or terrorist organisations could question his credibility.” They also drew attention to the fact that no state or government “could break his will” despite “continuously receiving death threats, because he is not biased towards any party, whether Syrians, or Turks, Russians or Americans; and just to wake up everyday with all this pressure, this is something that deserves respect.”Florian Gless, the chief-editor of Stern magazine, wished that Rami Abdulrahman was present in Hamburg and congratulated him for winning the 2020 Special Prize for his “exceptional and tremendous work.”We, the SOHR family, also congratulate Rami for this achievement and are proud of him and his work. We, and on our director’s behalf, would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Florian Gless and all his colleague at Stern for this much appreciated award.

Posted by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Thursday, April 30, 2020

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