CULTURE

2006 Sebetia-Ter prizes dedicated to Greece, ‘land of art and culture’

Kathimerini won the International Sebetia-Ter Award «for its brilliant mission for free journalism» at a celebration that took place in Naples. At the concert hall of the historic Odeon of San Pietro a Majella, the Greek flag flew alongside the flags of Italy and the European Union. This year’s award ceremony was dedicated to Greece as a «land of art and culture.» Kathimerini won the Italian President’s Argyri Plaka award, which was collected by Eleni Leivaditou, the Greek consul in Naples. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis took a special award «as one of the most popular people in Greece,» and the Greek Brotherhood of Saints Peter and Paul in Naples won an award for their philanthropic work. The Sebetia-Ter was officially founded in 1805 and the Sebetia Cultural Center was re-established in 1963-64. The name Sebetia comes from Sebeto, a mythical underground river of Naples. The Argyri Plaka scroll and award have been installed in Kathimerini’s boardroom along with the first pages that record the paper’s progress.