Up for the Cavling Award
Niels Kvale, head of DR’s foreign desk, maintains that Kimer’s inability to work in Ukraine will undoubtedly hamper DR’s coverage.
“I would be lying if I said it doesn’t matter that our best employee, who has the most experience, speaks the language and has covered Ukraine for 12-14 years, is not part of it at the moment.” said Torment.
“It has a huge impact on our coverage. It is simply not up to the standard that Matilde, myself and others in DR want it to be.”
Kimer has been nominated for the prestigious Cavling Award this year by the Journalists Association for his coverage of the war in Ukraine.
“In 2022 alone, she has reported from Moscow, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut, Novoluhanske,
Konstantinovka, Sieverodonetsk, Izyum, Kirovograd, Dnipro, Kursk, Slovyansk, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Lysytyansk, Moldova and Istanbul. wrote the Journalistforbundet.
“Kimer has delivered over 150 live transmissions for TV news, Horisont and 21 Søndag. She has delivered 85 unique features for Radioavisen, 70 special features for P1’s Orientering and P1 Morgen.”
Source: The Nordic Page