Sunday, 8 March 2009

Congratulations to Andreas Zumach for the Göttinger Peace Prize

Yesterday our friend Andreas Zumach was awarded the Göttinger Friedenspreis - the Göttinger peace prize - for his reporting and campaigning journalism about the wars in former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Andreas is the TAZ correspondent at the UN, does some radio and tv journalism, and has written the book pictured here. He has repeatedly warned against preventative wars over raw materials and also argues for a greater role for the UN given the global challenges.
The Göttinger peace prize was founded by Roland Röhl a scientific journalist who died in 1997.