Syrian workers win ‘alternative Nobel prize’

Syrian workers win ‘alternative Nobel prize’

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For her efforts in the rescue of civilians in the Syrian civil war, the aid organization White Helmets Thursday awarded the Right Livelihood Award, the ‘alternative Nobel prize’.

The Syrians share the distinction with the Egyptian feminist Mozn Hassan, the Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannoesjkina and the independent Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. The price is a sum of 3 million Swedish krona (313.000 euros).

The “alternative Nobel prize” since 1980, awarded to persons or organisations who, according to the founder, the Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, for the ‘normal’ Nobel prizes to be ignored.

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