Kamal Singh Masuta

Kamal Singh Masuta works to improve the Web, with expertise in the areas of website management, social media and graphic design. Follow him on Twitter @7skiestech.

Cándido Figueredo Ruíz, Paraguay

Cándido Figueredo Ruíz works for ABC Color, one of Paraguay’s largest national dailies, and reports from Pedro Juan Caballero, a small town on the border with Brazil. The journalist, who has lived under 24-hour police protection for more than two decades, says he has lost track of the number of death threats he has received…

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Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Syria

In April 2014, around 17 Syrian activists set out to document the abuses of Islamic State after the militant group took over and declared the northern city of Raqqa to be the caliphate’s capital. Additional Content Acceptance Speech Newseum Interview The activists, working anonymously for their safety, formed a group, Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently…

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Zone 9 Bloggers, Ethiopia

In April 2014, Ethiopian authorities arrested six bloggers affiliated with the Zone 9 collective. The bloggers–Abel Wabella, Atnaf Berhane, Mahlet Fantahun, Natnail Feleke, Zelalem Kibret, and Befekadu Hailu–were charged with terrorism. Additional Content Acceptance Speech The Zone 9 blogging collective was formed in May 2012 in response to the evisceration of the independent press and…

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Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque (“Zunar”), Malaysia

The personal slogan of Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, a Malaysian cartoonist who is better known by his penname “Zunar,” is: “How can I be neutral? Even my pen has a stand.” Additional Content Acceptance Speech Zunar is best known for his provocative cartoons that lampoon issues of high-level abuse of government power and corruption. His portraits…

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Kathy Gannon

Kathy Gannon is a special regional correspondent for Pakistan and Afghanistan for The Associated Press. She has covered the region for the AP as a correspondent and bureau chief since 1988, a period that spans the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from Afghanistan, the assassination of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the Afghan civil war between…

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CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2014

(Courtesy ABC News) Watch or read the remarks by dinner chairman Alberto Ibargüen as prepared for delivery. Aung Zaw, Burma Founder, editor-in-chief, The Irrawaddy Fact: At least eight journalists are behind bars in Burma. Tweet President Thein Sein: Release all jailed journalists in #Burma and stop the harassment of the media #IPFA Siamak Ghaderi, Iran…

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Mikhail Zygar, Russia

2014 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee (Courtesy of ABC News) Mikhail Zygar is the editor-in-chief of the independent Russian TV channel Dozhd. Under Zygar’s leadership, Dozhd has provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices. The channel’s coverage of politically sensitive issues, like…

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Jorge Ramos

2014 CPJ Burton Benjamin Memorial Awardee (Gio Alma) Jorge Ramos is a Mexican-American journalist and author. He has co-anchored the award-winning evening newscast “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News) since 1986. He also hosts “Al Punto” (To the Point), the Univision Network’s Sunday public affairs program, and recently started hosting his first program in English, “America with…

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Siamak Ghaderi, Iran

2014 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee (Courtesy of ABC News) Siamak Ghaderi is an Iranian freelance journalist and a former editor and reporter for the Islamic Republic’s official news agency IRNA. Ghaderi made international headlines when he chose to rebut former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim in 2007 that there were no homosexuals in Iran by…

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Aung Zaw, Burma

2014 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee (Courtesy of ABC News) Aung Zaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Irrawaddy, a news organization first established in 1993 that is dedicated to Burma-related news through a monthly magazine and daily news site. Branded an “enemy of the state” by the former military regime, The Irrawaddy continues…

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