Press freedom in the news 9/19/08

Our announcement of the 2008 International Press Freedom Award winners has gotten coverage today, with stories running in the Arab, African, and Asian press. The Philippine-based Pinoy Press has an article about the awardees, and The Zimbabwe Independent reports on the winners but leads with the news of Beatrice Mtetwa winning CPJ’s Burton Benjamin Award

In the Arab press, the Lebanon-based Dar al Hayat Web site has Arabic-language coverage of the announcement. From Bahrain, Al Wasat News also has a story about the awardees in Arabic, as do Web sites WNA News,, PDP Info,, and Gulf In The Media.