The Ridenhour Prizes

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The Ridenhour Prizes are awards in four categories given annually in recognition of those "who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society". The awards are presented by The Nation Institute and The Fertel Foundation in recognition of Ron Ridenhour, the Vietnam War veteran who exposed the My Lai Massacre. Each prize carries a $10,000 stipend. The prizes were first awarded in 2004.

Prize categories[edit]

  • The Ridenhour Courage Prize
  • The Ridenhour Book Prize
  • The Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize
  • The Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize (since 2011)

Past winners[edit]

The Ridenhour Courage Prize[edit]

The Ridenhour Book Prize[edit]

The Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize[edit]

The Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize[edit]

Special Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction[edit]


  1. ^ Leaks and the Law: The Story of Thomas Drake|History|Smithsonian Magazine
  2. ^ Ridenhour Prizes Honor Courageous Truth Tellers -
  3. ^ Lee, Diana (February 22, 2013). "2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize Winner Announced". The Nation Institute. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. ^ 10th Annual Ridenhour Prizes Honor 'Courageous Truth-Telling' -
  5. ^ "Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction; 2009 Special Prize, Nick Turse". The Ridenhour Prizes. The Nation Institute. 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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