The European year for combating poverty and social exclusion saw the creation of the journalism prize “From Below”. Activists with or without poverty experience and journalists designed it together. In 2014, it was awarded for the fifth time, the categories being print media, online media, radio and television. A total of 152 contributions have so far been awarded prizes, with a majority coming from women. The jury is exclusively made up of people with poverty experience. It selects those journalistic works which prove respectful vis-à-vis the poor and the reality that they live and which analyse the societal causes of poverty. Since 2014, a “Guide for Respectful Poverty Reporting” helps with this.