On Tuesday night, CPJ honored four courageous journalists
with the 2013 International Press Freedom Awards. The gala dinner, at New York's
Waldorf-Astoria hotel, raised more than $1.65 million for CPJ's worldwide press
The awardees--Janet Hinostroza (Teleamazonas, Ecuador),
Bassem Youssef (Egypt), Nedim Şener (Posta, Turkey) and Nguyen Van Hai (Dieu
Cay, Vietnam)--face severe reprisals for their work, including legal
harassment, physical threats, and imprisonment. CPJ also presented Paul
Steiger, founding editor-in-chief of ProPublica, with the Burton Benjamin
Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom.
CPJ and attendees and followers live-tweeted the event,
which we have curated below using the social networking tool Storify.