World Association of Newspapers' Golden Pen of Freedom Award

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The Golden Pen of Freedom Award is an annual international journalism award established in 1961, given by the World Association of Newspapers to individuals or organisations. The stated purpose of the award is "to recognise the outstanding action, in writing or deed, of an individual, a group or an institution in the cause of press freedom". One of the objectives of the award is "to turn the spotlight of public attention on repressive governments and journalists who fight them" and to afford journalists a degree of protection against further persecution[1]

The Award is presented each year at the opening ceremony of the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum.

Award winners

Year Winner Country
1961 Ahmet Emin Yalman Turkey
1963 Sein Win Burma
1964 Gabriel Makoso Democratic Republic of the Congo
1965 Esmond Wickremesing Sri Lanka
1966 Jules Dubois USA
1967 Mochtar Lubis Indonesia
1968 Christos Lambrakis Greece
1969 The Czechoslovak press Czechoslovakia
1970 Alberto Gainza Paz Argentina
1972 Hubert Beuve-Méry France
1973 Anton Betz Germany
1974 Julio de Mesquita Neto Brazil
1975 Sang-Man Kim South Korea
1976 Raul Régo Portugal
1977 Robert High Lilley Northern Ireland
1978 Donald Woods, Percy Qoboza South Africa
1979 Claude Bellanger (posthumous) France
1980 Jacobo Timerman Argentina
1981 José Javier Uranga Spain
1982 P. Joaquin Chamorro Barrios Nicaragua
1985 Joaquin Roces Philippines
1986 Anthony Heard South Africa
1987 Juan Pablo Cárdenas Chile
1988 Naji al-Ali (posthumous) Palestinian territories
1989 Sergei Grigoryants Soviet Union
1990 Luis Gabriel Cano Colombia
1991 Gitobu Imanyara Kenya
1992 Dai Qing China
1993 Pius Njawe Cameroon
1994 Omar Belhouchet Algeria
1995 Gao Yu China
1996 Yndamiro Restano Díaz Cuba
1997 Naša borba, Feral Tribune, Oslobođenje Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzogovina
1998 Doan Viet Hoat Vietnam
1999 Faraj Sarkohi Iran
2000 Nizar Nayouf Syria
2001 Win Tin, San San Nweh Burma
2002 Geoffrey Nyarota Zimbabwe
2003 Belarusian Association of Journalists Belarus
2004 Ruslan Sharipov Uzbekistan
2005 Mahjoub Mohamed Salih Sudan
2006 Akbar Ganji Iran
2007 Shi Tao China
2008 Li Changqing China
2009 Najam Sethi Pakistan
2010 Ahmad Zeidabadi Iran
2011 Dawit Isaak Eritrea/Sweden
2012 Anabel Hernández México
2013 Dr Than Htut Aung Myanmar
2014 Eskinder Nega Ethiopia

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