Peter Greste Baltic Freedom of Speech Award

The Greste Baltic Freedom of Speech Award was launched in 2017 with the aim to reward organisations and individuals for their substantial contribution towards defending and enhancing freedom of speech in the Baltic States.

The chairman of the jury is Peter Greste, an Australian journalist who, while working for Al Jazeera, was accused of supporting a terrorist organization and spent 400 days in a Cairo prison. Professor Greste has Latvian roots and actively supports freedom of speech in the region.