Award 2009

Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2009

In a ceremony held in Sarajevo on February 23, NGO Gariwo Sarajevo granted the Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2009 to those brave people who risked their own lives by standing up to negative authorities and acting accoring to their own values. The award commemorates an uncompromising champion of civil courage, who was assassinated in his own home in Bjeljina on the 22nd of February 2007. His name has become a symbol of civil courage.

The ceremony was attended by numerous members of the diplomatic corp, including HE Jan Braathu, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in B&H, HE Maryse Berniau, Ambassador of the Republic of France in B&H, Mr Alija Behmen, Mayor of Sarajevo, other polititions and workers in the non-governmenta sector.

Based on the proposals it had received, the Commission for The Dusko Kondor Awards for Civil Courage and Promotion of Civil Courage agreed to make the Awards for 2009 to the following:

Djuro Ivkovic
for civil courage - posthumously

his wife Rada Ivkovic, his daughters Branka Ivkovic and Dragana Ivkovic and his daughter-in-law Zora Ivkovic
for civil courage

Alojz Knezovic
for civil courage - posthumosly

Ivanka Sucur
for civil courage

the team of the Federal TV political magazine "60 Minutes" for affirmation of civil courage

both for their consistent emphasis on the need for civil courage in our society and for the example they set by their own civil courage in confronting the authorities.

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