Journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania will be honored with CPJ's 2019 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists--reporter Patrícia Campos Mello, freelance reporter Neha Dixit, broadcast journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora, and freedom of expression champion Maxence Melo Mubyazi--have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in connection with their work. CPJ will honor Pakistani journalist Zaffar Abbas, editor of Dawn newspaper, with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.
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CPJ writes to U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to express concern at his government's decision to deny accreditation to Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik based on a determination that the outlets are a form of propaganda. The move empowers autocratic governments around the world who use a similar rationale to justify the repression of critical journalism.