Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2010
In a ceremony held in Sarajevo on February 23, NGO Gariwo awarded the Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2010 to six brave individuals who risked their own lives by standing up to negative authorities and acting according to their own values. The award commemorates an uncompromising champion of civil courage, who was assassinated in his own home in Bijeljina on the 22nd of February 2007 and whose name has become a symbol of civil courage.
Based on the received proposals, the Commission for The Dusko Kondor Awards for Civil Courage and Affirmation of Civil Courage agreed to grant the Awards for 2010 to:
On behalf of NGO Gariwo, Svetlana Broz took the opportunity to thank all the integral people and institutions that were responsible for the succesful realisation of the event, particularly the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the city of Sarajevo for sponsoring this event.
In their speeches, H.E. Jan Braathu Ambassador of Kingdom of Norway, Mr. Uwe Kitzinger, CBE, Chairman of the Gariwo International Board, Founding President of Templeton College, Oxford, Mr. Miroslav Zivanovic, Deputy Mayor of Sarajevo gave their support and emphasized the importance of having such awards.
The ceremony was attended by numerous members of the diplomatic corp, including H.E. Ms. Maryse Berniau, Ambassador of the Republic of France in B&H, H.E. Mr. Zulkifli Adnan, Ambassador of Malaysia, H.E. Mr. Ahmed El Sayed Khattab, Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Predrag Arsovic, Deputy Ambassador of Monte Negro, Mr. Edvard Kopusar, Deputy Ambassador of Slovenia; by many esteemed religious representatives and distinguish professors and journalists from Monte Negro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as politicians and NGO sector representatives and high school and university students from Zenica and Sarajevo.