The Machiavelli award is granted annually for a remarkable achievement in the field of public communication. The Machiavelli award 2018 has been granted to ‘The threatened mayor’. “The threatened mayor is a public institution that is no longer able to communicate publicly because of the threat of violence. The Machiavelli award is therefore this year an indictment against this phenomenon that affects the roots of our democracy and is completely unacceptable”, according to the jury report
The board of the Machiavelli Foundation has found Jos Wienen, the mayor of Haarlem, willing to accept the Machiavelli award 2018 on behalf of the group of threatened mayors who will be also present at the prize-giving ceremony.
The award will be presented on Wednesday 13 February by the president of the Machiavelli Foundation, Marja Wagenaar, in International Press Centre ‘Nieuwspoort’ (The Hague). It is the 30th time that the award will be granted. The award ceremony starts at 17h. Walk-in from 16.30.