Journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania will be honored with CPJ's 2019 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists--reporter Patrícia Campos Mello, freelance reporter Neha Dixit, broadcast journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora, and freedom of expression champion Maxence Melo Mubyazi--have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in connection with their work. CPJ will honor Pakistani journalist Zaffar Abbas, editor of Dawn newspaper, with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.
Prison ordeal for Nicaraguan journalists | Press release | Video
CPJ and 19 other organizations write to new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and urge her to ensure that media freedom, the protection of journalists, and EU citizens' access to information are top political priorities during her term.