Ombudsman Saša Janković, professor Vesna Rakić – Vodinelić, and Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection Rodoljub Šabić were awarded the “Dragoljub Stošić” Civil Courage Charter for 2015 today.
The decision on the winners was made unanimously by a four-member jury consisting of Olgica Batić, Ratko Božović, Predrag Koraksić and Danilo Šuković, stating in the explanation that it was about people who had dedicated their lives to common good - the fight for society and not for themselves.
As a member of the jury Danilo Šuković said at the award ceremony that they fought for morality, truth and social justice and against immorality, lies, and corruption.
As for Ombudsman Saša Janković, the explanation stated that he had borne a huge burden while serving as Ombudsman - defending those whose rights and dignity was threatened. In his work, he had been the victim of a political and media lynching and arrogance of those in power, due to disclosing unpleasant facts, the jury’s statement said.