Videos & audios

Videos & audios

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The democratic opposition in Belarus

Sakharov Prize 2020 – The democratic opposition of Belarus  © European Parliament

A 5 minute reportage about 2020 Sakharov Prize laureate - the democratic opposition in Belarus

After 26 years under an authoritarian president, the people of Belarus are calling for democracy and freedom. Peaceful weekly demonstrations since the election have been met with brutal repression. The European Parliament awarded the 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the democratic opposition of Belarus.

Laureates 1988-2019

All Sakharov Prize laureates in 100 seconds

Nobel Peace Prize laureates at the EP

Over the past 40 years the European Parliament has had the honour of welcoming several Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Some of them were previously awarded with the Sakharov Prize.

In this short video retrospection, you can see Willy Brandt, Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, Lech Walesa, Desmond Tutu, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, John Hume, Kofie Annan, Shirin Ebadi, Malala Yousafzai, Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad.

Sakharov Prize 2019: The fight of imprisoned Uyghur activist Ilham Tohti

Sakharov Prize 2019: The fight of imprisoned Uyghur activist Ilham Tohti  © European Parliament

A 5 minute reportage about 2019 Sakharov Prize laureate Ilham Tohti (subtitles available in all EU languages)

Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur economist and human rights activist, has been in a Chinese jail since 2014 in the Xinjiang region. The European Parliament has awarded him the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for his work trying to heal the divide between the Han Chinese and the Uyghur community.

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