Hürriyet web coordinator receives human rights award for editorial approach
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Mumay receives his award from SEEMO Secretary-General Vujovic.Daily Hürriyet’s web coordinator Bülent Mumay was handed the International Press Institute’s (IPI) 2013 Human Rights Award at a ceremony held today at the Hürriyet headquarters in Istanbul.
Mumay was given the award for his “human rights-oriented editorial approach despite pressures.”
“We will continue doing and sustaining this honorable job,” Mumay said after receiving his award.
He thanked the Hürriyet family and Doğan News Agency, stressing he “understands that this award is actually given to the whole group” that made it easier for him to do his job.
The award was presented by Oliver Vujovic, secretary-general of the South and East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) that is affiliated with IPI, who praised Mumay’s success for being named for such an important honor at a young age.
Vujovic said Mumay had chosen also to praise Turkey’s progress in human rights. “This prize is a support for those who are fighting for human rights in Turkey. Your country has an important role in Europe and Asia,” Vujovic said.
SEEMO had said in a statement that the “Hurriyet.com.tr” news coverage gained significance particularly in 2013 when the authorities’ pressure was increased and the country was passing through a difficult process. Mumay said the award demonstrated the success of the daily Hürriyet.