Right Livelihood Award Foundation

Right Livelihood Award Foundation

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour and support those "offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today". It has become widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' and there are now 153 Laureates from 64 countries. It is presented annually in the Swedish Parliament. www.rightlivelihood.org

23.11.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

The Laureates of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will receive their prizes at today’s Award presentation in Stockholm, Sweden. Regrettably, the three Saudi Laureates are prevented from attending due to lengthy prison sentences for their work promoting justice and equality. Ole von Uexkull,… »

24.09.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public… »

03.05.2017

Journalism grant scheme to report on ‘Alternative Nobel’ Laureates launched

Journalism grant scheme to report on ‘Alternative Nobel’ Laureates launched

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation is today launching a small grant scheme to promote reporting on ‘under-reported stories’ linked to the work of the 166 Laureates of the Swedish award known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. Open to journalists worldwide, Reporting Right Livelihood grants will cover reasonable travel, accommodation and communication costs… »

22.09.2016

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely referred to as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. This years’ Laureates are: Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), ‘for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian… »

14.09.2016

Laureates of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award to be announced on 22 September

Laureates of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award to be announced on 22 September

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be announced on 22 September in Stockholm at 10:00 CET (08:00 UTC) at the Swedish Foreign Office International Press Centre (Fredsgatan 6). The announcement will be made by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director, and… »

01.10.2015

2015 ‘Alternative Nobels’ announced

2015 ‘Alternative Nobels’ announced

2015 Right Livelihood Awards honour courageous and effective solutions to secure human rights and respond to global crises A Pacific island state foreign minister who has challenged the world’s nuclear powers through unprecedented legal action; an indigenous leader who fights to protect the Arctic in the face of climate change;… »

08.12.2014

Award Acceptance Speech by Edward Snowden

Award Acceptance Speech by Edward Snowden

December 1st 2014 Due to the problematic transmission, few words/ half sentences are inaudible.  Thank you so much. You know I am far below qualified for this kind of honours. It is an extraordinary privilege to be counted among so many around the world who have fought for human rights… »

30.11.2014

Right Livelihood Awards in Stockholm: Recipients send strong messages on surveillance, human rights & climate change

Right Livelihood Awards in Stockholm: Recipients send strong messages on surveillance, human rights & climate change

On Monday 1 December, the 2014 Right Livelihood Awards will be presented to Alan Rusbridger from the U.K., Asma Jahangir from Pakistan, Basil Fernando and the Asian Human Rights Commission (Hong Kong), and Bill McKibben and 350.org from the U.S. The Award Ceremony will take place in the Swedish Parliament, Second Chamber, from 4 pm. Edward… »

20.11.2014

Right Livelihood Award 2014, Ceremony and programme

Right Livelihood Award 2014, Ceremony and programme

At the end of next week, the Recipients of the 2014 Right Livelihood Award will come to Stockholm for the award programme and to accept their awards in the Swedish Parliament on December 1st. The 2014 Laureates coming to Stockholm are: Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, UK (Honorary Award) Asma Jahangir, human rights lawyer,… »

25.09.2014

2014 Awards honour courageous and effective work for human rights, freedom of the press, civil liberties and combatting climate change

2014 Awards honour courageous and effective work for human rights, freedom of the press, civil liberties and combatting climate change

PRESS RELEASE, Stockholm 24 September 2014 The 2014 Right Livelihood Honorary Award goes to EDWARD SNOWDEN (USA) “for his courage and skill in revealing the unprecedented extent of state surveillance violating basic democratic processes and constitutional rights”. and to ALAN RUSBRIDGER (UK) “for building a global media organisation dedicated to responsible journalism in… »

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