New York, October 10, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will honor five press freedom champions at the 33rd annual International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) on Thursday, November 16, 2023 in New York City.
CPJ will honor courageous journalists from Georgia, India, Mexico, and Togo at this year’s ceremony. Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will receive this year’s Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award, presented annually by CPJ’s board of directors in recognition of extraordinary and sustained commitment to press freedom.
The annual benefit dinner will be chaired by Meredith Kopit Levien, president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company.
Journalists interested in covering this year’s ceremony are encouraged to request press accreditation without delay.
WHO: CPJ’s 2023 International Press Freedom Awardees:
Nika Gvaramia, Georgia
Shahina K.K., India
María Teresa Montaño, Mexico
Ferdinand Ayité, Togo
Alberto Ibargüen, Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Awardee
WHAT: CPJ’s 33rd International Press Freedom Awards
WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Photographs and interviews: 6-6:30 p.m.
Award ceremony and dinner: 7:45 p.m.
WHERE: The Glasshouse, 660 12th Avenue, New York City
HOW: Email [email protected] to request accreditation to cover the event. Requests will be accepted until November 10.
Awardees and CPJ representatives are available for interview in the lead-up and during the awards dinner. High-resolution photos of awardees are available upon request.
About the Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.
For more information on sponsoring CPJ’s International Press Freedom Awards, please call Buckley Hall Events at (+1) 914-579-1000 or CPJ’s Development Office at (+1) 212- 300-9021, or email [email protected].