Journalists from Vietnam, Ukraine, Sudan, and Venezuela will be honored with CPJ's 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. (Pictures: Family Photo, Hromadske, AFP, Luz Mely Reyes)
CPJ calls on newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to prioritize the promotion and protection of press freedom, and to immediately take action to repeal the recently enacted "fake news" law and other restrictive legislation.