Honoring courage and defying repression

CPJ’s 2013 International Press Freedom Awards

New York, November 13, 2013 Four outstanding journalists who have endured and defied media repression in Ecuador, Egypt, Turkey, and Vietnam will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists‘ 2013 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism. All have faced recrimination for their work, including harassment, imprisonment, and censorship. CPJ will present Paul Steiger, founding editor-in-chief of ProPublica and former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom. The awards dinner is open for press coverage. Accreditation requests are accepted until noon on November 25.

WHAT:           23rd Annual International Press Freedom Awards dinner

WHERE:         Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York

WHEN:           Tuesday, November 26, 2013

                       6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Photo and interviews in East Foyer

                       6.30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception

                       7:45 p.m. Award ceremony and dinner

WHO:             Presenters: Arianna Huffington, Jonathan Klein,

                       Norman Pearlstine, Jon Stewart

                       Dinner chairman:  Daniel L. Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg

                       Host:  Lara Logan, CBS Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Award winners:  CPJ 2013 International Press Freedom Awardees: Janet Hinostroza (Teleamazonas, Ecuador), Bassem Youssef (Capital Broadcast Center, Egypt), Nedim Şener (Posta, Turkey) and Nguyen Van Hai (Dieu Cay, Vietnam).  Burton Benjamin Memorial Awardee: Paul Steiger, founding editor-in-chief of ProPublica and former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal

Note to editors:  Photos are available on request. Photos of the awards dinner will also be made available to press by Getty Images and CPJ.

Press release announcing the winners is available in ArabicEnglishSpanish, and Turkish.


CPJ is a global, independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide


Media Contacts

Magnus Ag

Advocacy and Communications Officer

Tel: +1 212-465-9007

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Samantha Libby

Communications Associate

Tel: +1 212-300-9032

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