Free Media Awards 2015
Serhiy Harmash - Ukraine

Serhiy Harmash (b. 1971) from Donetsk is a journalist and editor-in-chief of the online newspaper Ostro V.

Ostro V is one of the most popular news platforms in East Ukraine.

Serhij Harmasj is well-known for his astute political and economic analyses. He has made an impressive contribution to freedom of the press and information with his objective, critical reports from the crisis in Ukraine.

Most of the journalists at Ostro V left Donetsk in 2014, including Harmasj.

He was nominated by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Potsdam, and receives a prize of EUR 10 000.