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Slovak online magazine, Postoy, won 2011 Templeton Freedom Awards

Postoy.sk won the prestigious 2011 Templeton Freedom Awards. It is the largest prize program awarding think tank contributions to the understanding of freedom. Atlas Economic Research Foundation's web page informed.

Postoy.sk as project of the Central European Business and Social Initiative (CEBSI) was awarded in the Etics & Values cathegory. „The portal was established by students in a journalism group (...) Since then, the portal has won journalism awards and became one of the most influential venues in spreading the values of freedom, democracy, personal liberty, dialogue, moral values and tolerance amongst young leaders in Slovakia,“ the Atlas foundation explains. The 16 recipients were chosen in this year from over 183 applications from 48 countries.

In the Ethics & Values category, jury gives awards recognizing „outstanding research and innovative projects concerning the relationship between free enterprise and the ethics, values, and character that sustain it“. The Acton Institute, also known in Slovakia for film documentaries The Birth of Freedom and The Call of the Entrepreneur, won this category last year.

The Templeton Freedom Awards is managed by Atlas Economic Research Foundation based in Washnigton, D.C. It is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 400 free-market organizations in over 80 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

Named after the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Freedom Awards was established in 2003. Since then, the program has awarded more than $1.5 million in prizes and grants. This year’s awards program grants a $10,000 prize to each winner. The sources for grants come from John Templeton Foundation, which awards The Templeton Prize. The first prize was awarded in 1973 to Mother Teresa. Among another winners we can found Chiara Lubich, the Italian founder of the Focolare movement (1977), author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1983) and also philosopher and theologian with Slovak origin Michael Novak (1994).

Pavol Rábara
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