The “Outstanding Journalism Award in Memory of Klaus Gatterer” was presented today to ORF journalist Ed Moschitz. Honored in Sexten, the birthplace of South Tyrol journalist and documentary director Klaus Gatterer, for his two “Am Schauplatz” reports on the CoV hotspot Ischgl. In his speech, Moschitz urged journalists in the spirit of Gatterer to listen carefully and look at the weak.
The prize has a value of €10,000 and is awarded by the Concordia Press Club and the Michael Gaismair Society of Bolzano. South Tyrol is funding the award. Work that adheres to a spirit of enlightened tolerance and a special concern for social and ethnic minorities is recognized. With the programs “Ischgl in a State of Emergency” and “The Great Silence”, Moschitz triumphed over a total of 63 entries submitted to a jury headed by Daniela Krause, General Secretary of the Concordia Press Club.
Gatterer’s jury spokesman, Peter Huemer, described Moschitz in his praise as an “accurate historian”. Hoymer praised the ORF journalist: “He asks and analyzes Ischgl’s economic ties and shows how disaster might happen.” For Moschitz, the motto that Gatterer puts at the center of his work applies: “TV loses its meaning if it is made through fear of fear.”
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