NEWS 2005

 

PRESS CONFERENCE WITH RECIPIENTS OF RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARDS IN  STOCKHOLM ON WEDNESDAY



Among the recipients of this year's Right Livelihood Awards (often referred  to as the 'Alternative Nobel Prizes') are coming to Stockholm among the other winners this week:

The organisation First People of the Kalahari, and its founder Roy  Sesana (Botswana), who receive the award 'for resolute resistance  against eviction from their ancestral lands, and for upholding the  right to their traditional way of life'.

Press conference with laureates and Jakob von Uexkull, founder of the  award:

9.30-12.00 am, Wednesday 7 December

The Press Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fredsgatan 4-6, Stockholm

Please bring press card

The Right Livelihood Awards will be presented in the Swedish  Parliament on Friday 9 December at 6 pm. A number of seats will be  available for the press.

Founded in 1980, the Right Livelihood Awards are presented annually  in the Swedish Parliament 'to honour and support those offering  practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing  us today'.

More information:

A BBC World Asia Today interview with Malaysian laureate Irene Fernandez is scheduled on 8 December.

 

For further information, please contact:

Ole von Uexkull
Right Livelihood Award Foundation
PO Box 15072, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 702 03 37, Fax: +46 8 702 03 38
ole(at)rightlivelihood.org, www.rightlivelihood.org