CPJ's 2013 International Press Freedom Awards
New York, November 13, 2013 -- Four outstanding journalists who have endured and defied media repression in Ecuador, Egypt, Turkey, and Vietnam will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2013 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism. All have faced recrimination for their work, including harassment, imprisonment, and censorship. CPJ will present Paul Steiger, founding editor-in-chief of ProPublica and former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom. The awards dinner is open for press coverage. Accreditation requests are accepted until noon on November 25.
WHAT: 23rd Annual International Press Freedom Awards dinner
WHERE: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York
WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Photo and interviews in East Foyer
6.30 - 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:45 p.m. Award ceremony and dinner
Dinner chairman: Daniel L. Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg
Host: Lara Logan, CBS Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Award winners: CPJ 2013 International Press Freedom Awardees: Janet Hinostroza (Teleamazonas, Ecuador), Bassem Youssef (Capital Broadcast Center, Egypt), Nedim Şener (Posta, Turkey) and Nguyen Van Hai (Dieu Cay, Vietnam). Burton Benjamin Memorial Awardee: Paul Steiger, founding editor-in-chief of ProPublica and former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal
Note to editors: Photos are available on request. Photos of the awards dinner will also be made available to press by Getty Images and CPJ.
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