Media Advisory: 2023 Laureates announced on September 28

Press releases 28.08.2023

STOCKHOLM – Recipients of the 2023 Right Livelihood Award are set to be announced in Stockholm on Thursday, September 28.

The presentation of this year’s Laureates is taking place at 08:00 CEST during a live press conference at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern that will also be available via the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and a live stream on our website.

The new Laureates will be presented by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of Right Livelihood.


Time: 08:00 CEST

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Place: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Sergels torg. The press conference is held in Studion.

Register: To sign up to attend the press conference in person, please send an email to

Watch online at Right Livelihood’s website:

Eurovision News Events will be distributing this press conference LIVE via satellite over Europe; the material will be accessible to all, free of charge and free of rights. To access the broadcast quality signal, please visit the Eurovision website and follow the online booking procedure HERE.

The recording of the conference will also be available on the EBU VOD platform, NewsDirect.


In 2023, 170 nominees from 68 countries were considered. Through an open selection process, anyone could submit individuals or organisations for consideration. The recipients have been selected by an international jury after careful investigation by Right Livelihood’s Research team. Previous Laureates include Oleksandra Matviichuk (Ukraine), Dr. Denis Mukwege (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Greta Thunberg (Sweden).

The 2023 Laureates will be honoured during a televised Award Presentation in Stockholm on Wednesday, November 29.

Finally, be sure to check out our updated look, including our new logotype! Find more information in our Press Kit.


Media contacts:

International media: Emoke Bebiak,, +41 78 333 84 84 and Sydney Nelson,, +46 73 043 13 01

German media: Julia Naumann and Nina Tesenfitz,, +49 170 5763 663

Spanish media: Nayla Azzinnari,, +54 9 11 5460 9860

Swedish media: Johannes Mosskin,, +46 70 437 11 48

Eastern European media: Marina Shupac,, +41 76 746 13 59

Photos, videos: Mikaela Fredrikson,


About Right Livelihood

For over 40 years, Right Livelihood has honoured and supported courageous people solving global problems. Housed under the umbrella of a foundation, Right Livelihood is a courage-powered community for social change committed to peace, justice and sustainability for all.

Each year, Right Livelihood highlights change-makers through an Award. To date, 194 Laureates from 76 countries have received the distinction. By recognising the actions of brave visionaries and building impactful connections around the world, Right Livelihood boosts urgent and long-term social change.

The Award was founded in 1980 following the Nobel Committee’s rejection of a proposal to create two new prizes to honour individuals committed to advancing social justice and environmental causes, especially highlighting change-makers from the Global South.

Today, the work of Right Livelihood goes beyond presenting the Award: the Foundation provides Laureates with life-long support. Right Livelihood is a megaphone and a shield: raising their profile, providing protection when their lives and liberty are in danger, and educating people on their innovative solutions.

Right Livelihood is headquartered in Stockholm, with an office in Geneva. The Foundation has Consultative Status with the UN.

Media contacts

Emoke Bebiak

English, French & International Media

Phone: +41 (0)78 333 84 84

Marina Shupac

Eastern European Media

Phone: + 373 799 74 628

Mikaela Fredrikson

Multimedia & Copyright

Phone: +46 (0)70 407 0325

Nayla Azzinnari

Spanish Media

Phone: +54 9 11 5460 9860

Nina Tesenfitz

German Media

Phone: +49 (0)170 5763 663

Johannes Mosskin

Swedish Media

Phone: +46 (0)70 437 11 48