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International Press Institute World Press Freedom Heroes

International Press Institute World Press Freedom Heroes are individuals who have been recognized by the Vienna-based International Press Institute for "significant contributions to the maintenance of press freedom and freedom of expression" and "indomitable courage".[1] The first 50 "heroes" were selected on the occasion of the organization's 50th anniversary in 2000, and awarded at its World Congress in Boston.[2] Since that date, 17 additional heroes have been added to the list, several of them posthumously.[2]

Recipients

Year Honorees Country
2000 Aslam Ali Pakistan
Rudolf Augstein Germany
Omar Belhouchet Algeria
Kenneth Best Liberia
Hubert Beuve-Méry France
Jesús Blancornelas Mexico
Grémah Boukar Koura Niger
Jose Burgos Jr. Philippines
Guillermo Cano Colombia
Juan Pablo Cárdenas Chile
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Nicaragua
Suk-Chae Choi South Korea
Julio De Mesquita Neto Brazil
Jiří Dienstbier Czech Republic
Harold Evans United Kingdom
Antonio Fontán Spain
Gao Yu China
Katharine Graham United States
Veronica Guerin Ireland
Shiro Hara Japan
Amira Hass Israel
Tara Singh Hayer Canada
Doan Viet Hoat Vietnam
Abdi İpekçi Turkey
Kemal Kurspahić Bosnia and Herzegovina
Daoud Kuttab Palestine
Gwen Lister Namibia
Mochtar Lubis Indonesia
Kronid Lyubarsky Russia
Savea Sano Malifa Samoa
Veran Matić Serbia
Adam Michnik Poland
Fred M'membe Zambia
Indro Montanelli Italy
Nizar Nayyouf Syria
Freedom Neruda Ivory Coast
Pius Njawé Cameroon
German Ornes Dominican Republic
Percy Qoboza South Africa
Raúl Rivero Cuba
Nuno Rocha Portugal
Faraj Sarkohi Iran
Arun Shourie India
André Sibomana Rwanda
U Thaung Myanmar
Jacobo Timerman Argentina
Ricardo Uceda Peru
Eleni Vlahou Greece
C.E.L. Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka
José Rubén Zamora Guatemala
2006 Anna Politkovskaya Russia
2007 Hrant Dink Turkey
2010 Lydia Cacho Ribeiro Mexico
May Chidiac Lebanon
Akbar Ganji Iran
Yoani Sánchez Cuba
Pap Saine The Gambia
Nedim Şener Turkey
Lasantha Wickrematunge Sri Lanka
Laurence Gandar South Africa
2011 Raymond Louw South Africa
Daniel Pearl United States
2012 David Rohde United States
2013 Marie Colvin United States
Mika Yamamoto Japan
2014 Mashallah Shamsolvaezin Iran
2015 Mazen Darwish Syria
2016 Ahmad Zeidabadi Iran
2017 Eskinder Nega Ethiopia
2019 Cyril Almeida Pakistan[3]

References

  1. ^ Robert Louw (2000). "Choosing Heroes is a Difficult Task". IPI Report, No. 2. International Press Institute. Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "World Press Freedom Heroes". International Press Institute. 2000. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  3. ^ Al Jazeera 25 April 2019