Christopher Barnes, current IAPA president
generated by this prize will encourage the Cuban authorities to respect the fundamental right of individuals to express their ideas,” stated Oliver Clarke.
Raúl Kraiselburd, from Argentina and editor of the El Día, La Plata, Argentina, former president of IAPA, recalled that “we had the pleasure to share some good times and to learn of his skill in analysing the most diverse of situations, always honing in on the substantive issue of the matter at hand, never setting aside his keen sense of humour.”
Gustavo Mohme, editor of República from Lima, Perú, also a former IAPA president, upon being informed of his passing, stated that “Men like Oliver must be given a farewell filled with accolades; he is undoubtedly a referential point in our heroic crusade for freedom of the press.”
Many of the benefits enjoyed today by the media are derived from the hands of this incredible pioneer. He shall be forever venerated by those who understood and believed in his mission.