On Thursday 31 March 2016 the chairman of the Roosevelt Foundation and King’s Commissioner in the Province of Zeeland, Mr. Han Polman, announced who will present the Four Freedoms Medals to the 2016 Four Freedoms Awards laureates on 21 April in Middelburg.

  • Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will present the International Four Freedoms Award to German Chancellor dr. Angela Merkel. Co-presenter is Mr. Elliott Roosevelt Jr., grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt;
  • Mr. Marcel Gelauff, Dutch journalist, editorin-chief for the Dutch Broadcast Foundation (NOS) and chairman of the Dutch Society of Editors-in-Chief will present the Award for the Freedom of Speech and Expression to Mr. Mazen Darwish; 
  • Mrs. Annemiek Schrijver, Dutch televisionand radiopresenter and editor-in-chief of periodical De Verwondering will present the Award for the Freedom of Worship to Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Imam Omar Kobine Layam and Reverend Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou; 
  • Mrs. Linor Abargil, Israeli lawyer, actress, filmmaker, beauty queen (Miss World 1998) and global advocate in the fight against sexual violence will present the Award for the Freedom from Want to dr. Denis Mukwege;
  • Mrs. Adriana van Dooijeweert, Dutch chairman of The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights will present the Award for the Freedom from Fear to Human Rights Watch.