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16-11-2018
 
 
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"They defend our freedoms - 30 years of the Sakharov Prize"

On November 16, a photographic exhibition entitled ‘They Defend our Freedoms - 30 years of the Sakharov Prize’ was launched at the National Parliament of Malta (co-organiser). The exhibition will be open to the public till the 25th of November.    

 

The exhibition is a documentary project profiling four human rights activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Tunisia. Each presented through the lens of a photographer from the internationally renowned agency Magnum Photos. Each picture provides an immersive journey into the daily lives of these unsung heroes.

The official opening was held on 16 November which marks the International Day for Tolerance. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, as well as Members of Parliament, and other dignitaries were present.

 
 
Address by Deputy-Speaker Hon. Claudette Buttigieg (MP)
Address by Deputy-Speaker Hon. Claudette Buttigieg (MP)
 
Address by Hon. Carmelo Abela (MP)
Address by Hon. Carmelo Abela (MP)
 
Address by Hon. David Stellini (MP)
Address by Hon. David Stellini (MP)
 
Address by Anna Zammit Vella, Acting Head European Parliament Liaison Office
Address by Anna Zammit Vella, Acting Head European Parliament Liaison Office
 

The exhibition has toured major European cities, including Vienna, Milan, London, and Geneva. Now, the work of these four photographers is in Valletta, the European Capital of Culture 2018, for the Maltese public to enjoy.

The exhibition is marking 30 years of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The prize is awarded annually, by the European Parliament, to individuals and organisations, for their exceptional contribution to the promotion of human rights.

 
 
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