Save the date: BigBrotherAwards on June 11, 2021

This year's BigBrotherAwards will take place on June 11, 2021. Advance information about the winners available upon confirmation of publication embargo date. Please contact us via

P r e s s n o t i f i c a t i o n
Bielefeld, May 25, 2021

+ The German BigBrotherAwards ceremony for 2021 will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Bielefeld, Germany
+ The entire ceremony will be broadcast via livestream  
+ Advance informationen available based on commitment to hold back publication until embargo date 
+ Embargo date for publication is Friday, June 11, 2021 at 1800 CEST (1600 UTC) 

On Friday, June 11, 2021 Digitalcourage and other civil rights organisations will present this year's BigBrotherAwards. The BigBrotherAwards, also known as the "Oscars für data leeches", are “negative” or “anti” awards to draw public attention to companies, persons, institutions, or technologies whose actions severely infringe on fundamental rights and data privacy.

The awards ceremony will take place in the "Hechelei", a historic location in Bielefeld, Germany. Due to Corona restrictions, we cannot yet confirm how many guests and media representatives will be able to be present. We are planning with a stringent hygienic concept and a limited number of participants. The awards ceremony will be broadcast as a livestream with simultaneous translation to English.

If you would like to cover the BigBrotherAwards, we will be happy to send you information about the "winners" in advance. We will require you to confirm that you will respect the embargo date for publication. Please send us an email to

The embargo date for publication is: Friday, June 11, 2021, 1800 CEST (1600 UTC)

Please let us know if you would like to attend the gala in person, and if you would like to bring a film team. We will be happy to see if we can make this possible under Corona restrictions.

Date, time and place:
BigBrotherAwards 2021
Freitag, June 11, 2021, 1800 CEST (1600 UTC)
Hechelei Bielefeld, Ravensberger Park

Press contact:
Digitalcourage press team
Interviews: Rena Tangens and padeluun (coordinated via press team)
Digitalcourage e.V.
Tel: +49 521 1639 1639

More information about the BigBrotherAwards:
BigBrotherAwards previous award winners:
About the jury:
Twitter/Mastodon: #BBA21

About Digitalcourage
Digitalcourage works for a liveable world in the digital age. Since 1987, Digitalcourage (previously named FoeBuD) has been advocating for fundamental rights, privacy and protecting personal data. We are a group of people from a variety of backgrounds who explore technology and politics with a critical mindset, and who want to shape both with a focus on human dignity. Starting in the year 2000, Digitalcourage has bestowed the annual BigBrotherAwards. In 2008, Digitalcourage was awarded the Theodor-Heuss-Medal for outstanding civil rights engagement.