Videos & audios

Videos & audios

Watch videos and listen to podcasts and other audio material with the Sakharov Prize laureates produced by the European Parliament

Podcast: The Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament and human rights worldwide

A podcast about Andrei Sakharov and the Sakharov Prize made in conjunction with the exhibition "The Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament and human rights worldwide". Listen to the podcast in all languages in the link below.

What is the Sakharov Prize?

Watch the video by Michaela Medić-Wannenwetsch, a 19 year old English and Politics student from Germany. Here is what inspired Michaela, a child of a refugee from Bosnia and Herzegovina, to create this video as part of All Europa project: ''Being raised in an immigrant family made me interested in justice from a young age, especially for people that must flee their country because of political situations as well as in human rights."

All Europa is a Migration Policy Group project in collaboration with the European Parliament which aims to reach first- and second-generation refugees and EU mobile citizens in six EU countries (France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain and Ireland) and to help their voices be heard. Through the medium of videos, participants can express their opinions and experiences of living within the EU.

Alexei Navalny

Sakharov Prize 2021 – Alexei Navalny, standing up to the Russian regime  © European Parliament

A 5 minute documentary about 2021 Sakharov Prize laureate Alexei Navalny

Street demonstrations, investigations, poisoning and jail... Alexei Navalny's fight against the corruption of the Russian regime has been met with intimidation and violence for more than a decade. The European Parliament awarded the 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the jailed Russian opposition figure in the centenary year of Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov, after whom the prize is named.

White Torture by Lorent Saleh

Extracts from the performance at the European Parliament on 18 February 2020

Lorent Saleh, one of the 2017 Sakharov Prize Laureates from the democratic opposition in Venezuela, staged the performance "White torture" at the garage of the European Parliament in Brussels on 18 February. Trapped in a cage, he showed the suffering of his imprisonment, during which he spent most of the 4 years and 2 months in solitary confinement. Saleh re-created the atmosphere of a torture centre, thanks to lighting effects, special sounds and several volunteers playing the part of police officers or prisoners.