Prizes for media professionals from Aargau and Solothurn awarded for the 26th time

The 26th Aargau/Solothurn Media Prize, worth a total of 15,000 francs, has been awarded to five media professionals. The winners are Wilma Hahn, Maj-Britt Horlacher, Cyrill Pürro, Andre Veith and Ann-Kathrin Amstutz.

Awarded the Aargau/Solothurn Media Prize in the Video category: Wilma Hahn, SRF TV correspondent for the cantons of Aargau and Solothurn. (Archive picture: Handout SRF)

The media prizes were presented at a ceremony in Olten SO on Monday evening. This was announced by the Aargau/Solothurn Media Prize Association. The expert jury, headed by Hans Schneeberger, selected the winners from more than 100 submissions.

Wilma Hahn from SRF won the video category with her TV report "More support for grieving children". In her contribution to the program "Schweiz aktuell", she gave an insight into the emotional world of two children who lost their father to suicide.

The media prize in the audio category went to Maj-Britt Horlacher for her research on the topic "Andeas Keller-Jäggi and the ban on shechita: love of animals or hatred of Jews?". The report was broadcast on the SRF radio program "Zeitblende".

The online prize was awarded to Cyrill Pürro from Today32 for the article "Leben bis zum Schluss: Zu Besuch im ersten Sterbehospiz in Solothurn". The report was published on the online portal of the Solothurn newspaper published.

Local in the global network

Andre Veith, photographer for the Solothurn newspaper. He received the prize for the photo series "A visit to the synchronized swimmers' dress rehearsal".

The media prize in the print category went to Ann-Kathrin Amstutz. Her article about her grandfather's double life "My grandfather, the secret service agent" appeared in the Aargauer newspaper respectively in the Switzerland at the weekend.

The media prize is organized by the media companies based in the two cantons and the cantons of Aargau and Solothurn. The aim of the prize is to recognize and promote journalistic quality in local and regional reporting in the two cantons. This is becoming increasingly important in an age of globalization and worldwide networking. (SDA/swi)

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