Few weeks after Dar Al Jadeed, a publishing house founded by Lokman Slim and his sister Rasha Al Ameer in 1990, received the 2021 International Publishers’ Association Prix Voltaire award, Monika Borgmann who is Lokman’s wife, was awarded this year’s Franco-German Human Rights Awards for her work.

Quoting German Ambassador Andreas Kindl, Borgmann has been a steadfast voice on reconciliation and against a culture of impunity. Borgmann won the award for her work at UMAM DR, MENA Prison Forum and of course the Lokman Slim Foundation.

Lokman Slim, a Lebanese publisher, political activist and commentator, was killed on February 4 2021 and till this day, no one was arrested or interrogated by the Lebanese security forces.