Top journalism prize goes to veteran reporters


The Ferdinand Peroutka Award for journalism was awarded to three veteran reporters Monday evening in the pantheon of the National Museum. Jaroslav Spurný, an investigative reporter for the weekly Respekt, has dealt extensively with issues of arms dealing, corruption and clientelism. Radka Kvačková is a journalist of 45 years and writes primarily on education for the daily Lidové noviny. Jan Bednář worked in exile for the Czechoslovak service of the BBC and now deals with foreign politics for Czech Radio 6. The Ferdinand Peroutka Award is given annually to journalists who exemplify integrity and take personal responsibility for the social ramifications of their work.