Respekt weekly and Ji.hlava IDFF are looking for the best television, video and online report

Respekt weekly and Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017 announced the 11th edition of the Respekt Award for the best television, video and online report of the past year. A quality report has to ask questions, get to the heart of the matter and introduce its theme in context. The aim of the Respekt Award is to point out essential report projects of the past year. 


The best report of 2016

In 2016 award has been granted to Czech Television reporter Markéta Dobiášová for her reportage Obchod s nadějí (Trade with Hope). The film unravels the case of experimental treatment for ALS patients using stem cells for which a renowned Czech scientist charged tens of thousands of Czech crowns, although the benefits of this procedure have not yet been proven.

“The Respekt Award for the best TV, video and online reportage has been granted to Czech Television’s Markéta Dobiášová for her thorough investigative report on a professionally and personally complex case. As well as for the social impact of the outcome of her efforts,” said the members of the jury composed of editors of the Respekt weekly in unison.

Obchod s nadějí (Markéta Dobiášová)



Respekt weekly summarizes and analyses essential political, economic and cultural news from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. It is renowned primarily for its investigative journalism and reports. Since its foundation, it has maintained the position of an influential weekly of opinion.