Press freedom in the news 11/26/08

There is worldwide coverage today of last night’s International Press Freedom Awards ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in mid-town Manhattan. The event, which honored five journalists for their dedication to the cause of press freedom, was covered by The Associated Press. Hector Maseda Gutierrez, who is still imprisoned in Cuba, could not attend the awards dinner but his story attracted significant coverage in the Spanish-language press. Radio Marti, AP Spanish, and the Web site Infobae, all have stories about Maseda and the awards.