International Press Institute World Press Freedom Heroes

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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, 13 additional heroes have been added to the list, several of them posthumously.[2]

Recipients[edit]

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  People's Republic of 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  Burma
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  Gambia
Nedim Şener  Turkey
Lasantha Wickrematunge  Sri Lanka
2011 Raymond Louw  South Africa
Daniel Pearl  United States
2012 David Rohde  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Louw (2000). "Choosing Heroes is a Difficult Task". IPI Report, No. 2. International Press Institute. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "World Press Freedom Heroes". International Press Institute. 2000. Retrieved 26 January 2012.