International Press Freedom Awards

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CPJ awards celebrate free media and the power of the press

Journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia honored New York, November 19, 2020 — In a tumultuous year marked by a global pandemic, social upheaval, and tense political divides, the overarching message from CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards tonight was simple: journalism matters more than ever and solidarity has never been more important. “Whether…

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CPJ’s 2020 International Press Freedom Awards to stream Thursday

New York, November 16, 2020 – In a remarkable show of solidarity, media outlets, journalists, and advocates will come together to celebrate the free press at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 30th annual International Press Freedom Awards. Distinguished guests will underscore the value of a free press and call on leaders everywhere to support freedom…

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Media luminaries join the Committee To Protect Journalists annual awards to celebrate press freedom amid global turmoil

Actor Meryl Streep to honor lawyer Amal Clooney with CPJ’s Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award Award ceremony to be broadcast online on NBC, CBS and ABC November 19 at 8 p.m. EST. New York, Oct 27, 2020— In celebration of the resiliency of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four journalists from…

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CPJ announces 2020 International Press Freedom awardees

New York, July 13, 2020–The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four courageous journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia with the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards. All four have been arrested or faced criminal prosecution in reprisal for their reporting. CPJ will also honor lawyer Amal Clooney with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award. …

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CPJ raises press freedom concerns in meeting with U.S. Vice President Pence

Washington, D.C., November 18, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists met today at the White House with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, along with the 2019 International Press Freedom Award recipients, to raise concerns about threats to press freedom around the globe.

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CPJ to honor courageous journalists at the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards

New York, November 7, 2019–CPJ will honor six exceptional journalists for their bravery at the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards on November 21, 2019, in New York City.

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Luz Mely Reyes, Amal Habbani, Anastasiya Stanko, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, and Maria Ressa. (Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil)

CPJ gala honors brave journalists, highlights journalism’s role

International Press Freedom Awards go to Vietnamese blogger, Venezuelan reporter, Ukrainian broadcaster, and Sudanese freelancer New York, November 21, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists and media luminaries from around the world last night celebrated courageous journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam at the 28th annual International Press Freedom Awards. Also joining the ceremony were…

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CPJ to honor courageous journalists at the 2018 International Press Freedom Awards

New York, November 6, 2018–Amid a challenging time for press freedom around the world, CPJ will honor four exceptional journalists for their courage at the 2018 International Press Freedom Awards on November 20, 2018, in New York City.

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The author interprets Javier Valdez Cárdenas's acceptance speech at the 2011 International Press Freedom Awards in New York. Valdez 'combined the grit of the most battle-hardened reporter with the elegiac soul of a 19th century Romantic poet.' (CPJ)

Javier Valdez Cárdenas, brave and beloved Mexican journalist

When Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas arrived in New York City in November 2011 to accept CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award, he and his staff had already suffered a grenade attack on the offices of their weekly, Ríodoce. Weeks after receiving the award, they were the victims of a denial of service (DOS) attack that…

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Burma’s Irrawaddy threatened, hit by cyberattacks

Bangkok, October 3, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns recent threats and cyberattacks against The Irrawaddy, an independent media group dedicated to Burma news and analysis.

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