• Deborah Amos | 2017 Courage in Journalism Award

    NPR, United States “I’ve been thinking about the reporters on the ground. That was as risky a situation as I’ve ever seen.” One might think that NPR’s Deborah Amos was commenting on a conflict in Syria, Iraq, or another of the war-torn locales she’s covered over the years. In fact, she was reflecting on the …

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  • Hadeel al-Yamani | 2017 Courage in Journalism Award

    Al Jazeera Arabic, Yemen In the five years she has worked in broadcast journalism, Hadeel al-Yamani has faced more hardship than most people face in their entire careers. The Yemeni reporter has worked near the front line of the civil war in Yemen for the past two years, surrounded by tanks, gunfire, and members of …

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  • Saniya Toiken | 2017 Courage in Journalism Award

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kazakhstan In the oil-rich fields and communities of western Kazakhstan, Saniya Toiken pursues justice by reporting the truth. The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reporter is one of the few to chronicle the discontent that has been growing in Kazakhstan and the times when it has bubbled over, with workers and citizens …

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  • Andrea Mitchell | 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Andrea Mitchell – “The Go-To Reporter,” United States From the nuclear crisis at Three Mile Island to Hillary Clinton’s historic bid for the White House, IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award winner and NBC News and MSNBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell has kept audiences informed about the critical issues of the day — and the decisionmakers that influence …

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