The winner of Ion Rațiu Prize for Journalism is Victor Ilie (Recorder)

The Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation, the Rațiu Democracy Centre and the Rațiu Forum are pleased to announce the 2021 Recipient of the Ion Rațiu Journalism Award: journalist Victor Ilie, who currently reports for Recorder. 

In November 2020 Victor Ilie published the investigation that discovered and brought to the public’s attention the “King of the pandemic”, the main person responsible for purchasing vital medical equipment for the Romanian state and its citizens, a master of a “kingdom” dominated by corruption, defiance and incompetence. According to the members of the Jury Committee that evaluated this year’s proposals, the article written by Victor Ilie is an example of quality journalism produced by an independent press project, an investigation carried out at a time when the access to information was often limited for journalists.

With the support of the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation, the Awardee will attend the 2021 Reuters Journalist Fellowship Summer School, an international programme for professional journalists, organised by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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