Christophe­r Barnes, cur­rent IAPA pres­i­dent

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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.

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