CPJ honors brave jour­nal­ists with in­ter­na­tional Press Free­dom Award

Sunday Trust - - MEDIA -

Jour­nal­ists from Viet­nam, Ukraine, Su­dan and Venezuala will be hon­oured with Com­mit­tee to Pro­tect Jour­nal­ists’ 2018 In­ter­na­tional Press Free­dom Awards. The jour­nal­ists-im­pris­oned blog­ger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mush­room”, Anas­tasiya Stanko, co-founder of the in­de­pen­dent me­dia chan­nel Hro­madske, free­lancer Amal Khal­ifa Idris Hab­bani, and in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Luz Mely Reyes-have faced le­gal ac­tion, threats, and ar­rest for their work. Philip­pine jour­nal­ist Maria Ressa of the news web­site Rap­pler, will re­ceive the Gwen Ifill Press Free­dom Award.

The Gwen Ifill is pre­sented an­nu­ally to an in­di­vid­ual who has shown ex­tra­or­di­nary and sus­tained achieve­ment in the cause of press free­dom. Orig­i­nally the Bur­ton Ben­jamin Me­mo­rial Award, it was re­named in 2017 to honor Gwen Ifill, the vet­eran jour­nal­ist and for­mer CPJ board mem­ber who died in 2016.

The Awards din­ner will be held on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, 2018, at the Grand Hy­att New York, USA. (CPJ)

The Gwen Ifill is pre­sented an­nu­ally to an in­di­vid­ual who has shown ex­tra­or­di­nary and sus­tained achieve­ment in the cause of press free­dom.

Clock­wise, Quynh, Stanko, Hab­bani and Reyes

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