Sakharov Prize 1991: Award ceremony Adem DEMACI (Demaçi), Kosovo
Event date: 10/12/1991
This recording shows the Sakharov Prize 1991 Award ceremony for Adem DEMACI, Kosovo. In 1991 Demaçi was awarded the Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament for his integrity in his opposition to 'an authoritarian and intolerant regime'. Demaçi, accepting the prize as homage to the people of Kosovo, stated that 'freedom of speech is the first, crucial step towards democracy. Without freedom of speech there is no dialogue, without dialogue the truth cannot be established, and without the truth progress is impossible.'