Press freedom in the news 11/21/08

CPJ’s 2008 International Press Freedom awardees, who were officially announced yesterday at a press conference in Washington, are making news today–including editor Andrew Mwenda, who was concurrently issued an arrest warrant in his home country of Uganda.

The awardees gathered at the National Press Club and were introduced by CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. The press conference was covered in a variety of outlets, including The Associated Press, and VOA News, which reported in both English and SpanishThe Washington Post has an editorial. Also, Glenn Greenwald is blogging about the award winners on Salon.

Burton Benjamin Award winner Beatrice Mtetwa was interviewed separately by VOA about her work as a media lawyer in Zimbabwe.