Congratulations 0202 on Winning the Intercultural Achievement Award in Media!

Congratulations 0202 on Winning the Intercultural Achievement Award in Media!

Congratulations 0202 for winning the Intercultural Achievement Award in the media category!

Shira and Shir, 0202, with all award winners

Shira and Shir, 0202, with all award winners

As published on the Austrian Foreign Ministry web site:

Intercultural Achievement Award presented by Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl

On 6 September 2018, the Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) was presented for the fifth time. The award honours inspiring projects in civil society that foster intercultural dialogue and coexistence. This time, Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl presented the prize for sustainability to a project from Mozambique. Ambassador Jörg Wojahn, the Representation of the European Commission in Vienna, and Secretary General of the OSCE Thomas Greminger used the dialogue-based work of their own institutions as a starting point and awarded prizes to projects from Ukraine and Tunisia.

The Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) was established in 2014 as a key project in Austrian international cultural policy. It aims to identify and honour innovative, practice-oriented projects in the area of intercultural dialogue at an Austrian and an international level and, in doing so, to make a contribution to current global issues.

The media project “0202: Points of View from Jerusalem” received the award in the media category. The project’s approach is to enable access to information from East Jerusalem and Haredi Jerusalem, to combat prejudiced reporting and to raise awareness about the perceptions of others.

0202 Director Shira Laurence described it thus:

There were many distinguished guests, including diplomats and civil society professionals from Jordan, Tunisia, the Ukraine, Italy, Cameroon, Nigeria, and more. Everyone who spoke Arabic or Hebrew in the audience came up to us to thank 0202 for the new approach that it brings to the table. Congratulations to us all – we’re on the map!

It was also reported on by the English-language Vindobona, a web site of Vienna International News. 0202 was also featured in this article, on the web site of the German language Die Presse newspaper, one of Austria’s major newspapers.  It was published in the print version of the newspaper on September 7, 2018.

Die Presse article September 7, 2018

Die Presse article September 7, 2018

Click here to see more pictures of the event.

Here’s the Twitter post of Talya Lador, Israeli Ambassador to Austria:

And her Facebook post:

Many thanks to the jury of the Intercultural Achievement Award! And many thanks to 0202’s ongoing supporters – the Jerusalem Foundation, the Leichtag Foundation, the Rayne Foundation and Natan!

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