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Javier Valdez Cárdenas Award Acceptance Speech

    Javier Valdez Cárdenas Ríodoce, Mexico  Acceptance Speech CPJ International Press Freedom Award 2011 November 22, 2011 Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City Good evening. Many thanks to the Committee to Protect Journalists for this distinction, which for me is unparalleled. I have nourished my withered soul with expressions in the streets, embraces…

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Eynulla Fatullayev Award Acceptance Speech

  Eynulla Fatullayev Realny Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan  Acceptance Speech CPJ International Press Freedom Award 2009 November 22, 2011 Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve come back from a place where times stands still. Neither night falls there nor does day come. Bare walls, cold, dampness, and darkness rule. In that place,…

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Dan Rather Award Acceptance Speech

  Dan Rather Acceptance Speech CPJ Burton Benjamin Memorial Award 2011 November 22, 2011 Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City And, We’ve Gotten Used to It One of Bud Benjamin’s dreams was to expand the CBS Evening News to a full hour. And Bud wasn’t thinking of filling it with helicopter shots, celebrity gossip,…

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Mansoor al-Jamri, Bahrain

2011 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee Mansoor al-Jamri is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Al-Wasat, an independent Arabic-language daily, and a regular contributor to other publications on topics such as politics and human rights in Bahrain. When waves of protests swept the country in early 2011, Al-Wasat called for moderation and prudence by demonstrators and authorities….

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Natalya Radina, Belarus

2011 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee Natalya Radina, editor-in-chief of the pro-opposition news website Charter 97, which covers government wrongdoing, human rights violations, and corruption in Belarus, was arrested in December 2010 after members of the KGB, the country’s security service, stormed her office. Radina was indicted on charges of organizing mass disorder in the…

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Javier Valdez Cárdenas, Mexico

2011 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee In 2003, together with reporters from the daily Noroeste, Javier Valdez Cárdenas founded Ríodoce, a weekly publication covering crime and corruption in Sinaloa, one of Mexico’s most violent states. Valdez is known for his prolific coverage of drug trafficking and organized crime. Early one morning in September 2009, unidentified…

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Dan Rather, United States

2011 CPJ Burton Benjamin Memorial Awardee Dan Rather Dan Rather’s distinguished career spans 60 years of probing journalism as a television correspondent and anchor covering stories around the world. During his 44 years with CBS News, he was anchor and managing editor of “The CBS Evening News” for a record 24 years and was a…

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A journalist hangs a lock across his lips during a protest in response to the death of journalist Saleem Shahzad. (AFP)

A killing field: The targeting of journalists in Pakistan

For the past several weeks, CPJ’s Asia and Journalist Assistance programs have been in regular contact with local and international organizations who are concerned about the rising number of journalists and media workers at risk in Pakistan. CPJ and several other groups are working together on viable, in-country solutions: Journalists in Pakistan are in need…

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CPJ Impact

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, October 2010 CPJ announces 2010 press freedom awardsMedia repression in Iran, Ethiopia, Russia and Venezuela will be under the spotlight next month when CPJ presents the 2010 International Press Freedom Awards in New York City. CPJ announced the winners this month:Dawit Kebede of Ethiopia, Nadira Isayeva of Russia, Laureano…

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