Karl-Winnacker Prize for Klaus von der Brelie

Dresden, 15.05.2001

The German Atomic Forum has awarded the Karl-Winnacker Prize to the journalist Klaus von der Brelie, who has become the 27th winner of this award.

The prize is named after the founder and long-standing president of the German Atomic Forum. It is awarded to public figures who have rendered outstanding services regarding the public understanding of the peaceful utilisation of nuclear power.

Klaus von der Brelie is chief political editor of the "Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung" (HAZ) newspaper in Hanover. The prize - which was awarded today on the occasion of the 2001 ANNUAL NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE in Dresden - appreciates von der Brelie`s always balanced and sound reports on nuclear energy.

Following his studies (politics, English studies and history) at Hanover university and his qualification as secondary modern school teacher, von der Brelie`s journalistic career began in 1975 when at first he worked as a trainee at the "Cellesche Zeitung" and continued there as an editor until 1977. More than 23 years ago, von der Brelie moved on to join the editorial staff of the "Lower Saxony" section of the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, becoming its chief editor in 1983. Since April 2001, he has been chief political editor of the HAZ.


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