He has received the award “in recognition of his professional career, standing out for his independence, rigor, respect for the truth and defense of freedom of information throughout more than 45 years of experience as a journalist”
The collaborator of EL PERIÓDICO Ramon Wolf has been awarded this Tuesday with the X Prize for Journalism “Manu Leguineche Chair”. Lobo’s candidacy has prevailed among the nine presented “in recognition of his career path standing out for his independence, rigor, respect for the truth and defense of freedom of information throughout more than 45 years of practice as a journalist”, according to the minutes read by the president of the Guadalajara Provincial Council.
“Maintains that journalism is staining your shoes with dust, or carpet if you cover politics and that the essential thing is to step on the places where the news is cooked. Lobo stands out for his impeccable track record as an independent journalist, who begins to defend that independence before his own media and bosses, regardless of the repercussions that this may have”, adds the Jury in the minutes.
The winner of this tenth edition is a journalist, said the president of FAPE, Nemesio Rodríguez, “one of the best. Of those who honor our profession”. “A formidable journalist, not only because of his track record in covering conflicts, but because he is jealous of his independence and rigorous at a time when there is confusion about who is a journalist and who is not.” “Ramón fulfills the maxim of journalism: go to the sites, see and tell,” he added.
For his part, José Luis Vega stressed that the “Manu Leguineche Chair” award is “well established” and enjoys “important prestige among professionals who carry out free and independent journalism”. He has highlighted that the Jury’s decision has been complicated, given the great journalistic category of the candidates presented, and has recalled that, in this tenth edition, the award changes its dates of presentation, proclamation and delivery, the latter being scheduled for end of June or beginning of July in the gardens of the Synagogue of Brihuega, coinciding with the time of the lavender fields in bloom, one of the main tourist attractions of the town of Alcarria.
The general director of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, María Teresa del Val, also took part in the announcement of the winner of the award, recalling that this award, “increasingly important”, is the culmination of an academic chair and professional.
The “Cátedra Manu Leguineche” Journalism Award is convened, on an annual basis, by FAPE, the Guadalajara Provincial Council, the University of Alcalá (UAH), the General Foundation of said University, the Guadalajara Press Association and the City Council from Brihuega. It has an economic endowment of 8,000 euros and, in addition, the winner is named honorary professor at the University of Alcalá and receives a commemorative sculpture detail.
The Jury, meeting this morning at the Provincial Council of Guadalajara, has been chaired by the president of the Institution, Jose Luis Vegaand composed of Maria Theresa del Val, general director of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, as vice president; and the journalists Nemesio Rodriguez, president of the Federation of Associations of Journalists of Spain (FAPE); Carmen del Riego, Anabel Diez Y Sea Corralwho is also president of the Guadalajara Press Association (APG). He has acted as secretary Carlos Sanz, Deputy Secretary General of FAPE. At the press conference offered to announce the ruling, he was also present Rosa Leguinechesister of the late reporter after whom the award is named.
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