Igor Blaževič

Igor Blaževič (born 1963 in Trebinje, Bosnia) is a European human rights campaigner of Serbian origin living in the Czech Republic as the founder and longtime director of One World,[1] the Europe's biggest[2] human rights documentary International Film Festival and the director of the People in Need foundation. He is also the member of the steering committee of World Movement for Democracy.[3] Currently he is a Programme Director at the Prague Civil Society Centre.[4] Among other activities he is the director of the Educational Initiatives, training program for the Burma activists based in Thailand.


He studied philosophy and comparative literature at the University of Zagreb. Since 1992, he worked in the International Secretariat of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly and since 1994 worked in the organization People in Need.

Since 1999[5] he was the director of the film festival One World and one of the persons nominating the Homo Homini International Award given by People in Need to personalities promoting human rights.

Igor Blaževič is married to Jasmína Blažević, a filmmaker.

Humanitarian Missions - from Chechnya to East TimorEdit

He participated in many humanitarian missions such as Sarajevo, Chechnya, Cambodia or Burma and East Timor. He also took part in filming a wide range of documentaries, such as Issues from Asia (1998),[6] City of Shadows (1999), The Refugees of Twenty Years War (2000[7]), Small Dreams of the Street,[8] Only 500 Deaths (2002, from East Timor),[9] Burmese Prisoners (2002)[10] (translated names).


For his activities in favour of human rights he received the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award,[11] František Kriegel Price[12] and Prix Irene.[13]


  1. ^ "Igor Blazevic - human rights campaigner | Radio Prague". Radio Praha. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  2. ^ http://www.wmd.org/about/steering-committee/igor-bla%C5%BEevic Archived 2012-02-24 at the Wayback Machine Igor Blaževič Biography
  3. ^ "Steering Committee". World Movement for Democracy. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ "Prague Civil Society Centre".
  5. ^ "Kdo je Igor Blaževič, zakladatel fesitvalu Jeden svět - Blog iDNES.cz". iDNES.cz. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  6. ^ "Otázky z Asie: Víra". Česká televize (in Czech). Ceska Televize. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  7. ^ "TV program: Všechna vysílání pořadu v archivu". Česká televize (in Czech). Ceska Televize. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  8. ^ "Člověk v tísni: Malé sny ulice". Česká televize (in Czech). Ceska Televize. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  9. ^ "TV program: Všechna vysílání pořadu v archivu". Česká televize (in Czech). Ceska Televize. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  10. ^ "Barmští vězni". www.csfd.cz. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  11. ^ http://www.aic.cz/cms/901-newsletter-en.pdf Embassy of United States in Prague Newsletter
  12. ^ http://www.kontobariery.cz/Projekty/Ceny/Cena-Frantiska-Kriegla.aspx Archived 2012-11-03 at WebCite František Kriegel Award
  13. ^ "Rafael Institut". www.rafaelinstitut.cz. Retrieved 2019-07-30.

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