Journalists receive CPJ International Press Freedom Awards

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Four outstanding journalists who have endured and defied media repression in Bahrain, Belarus, Mexico, and Pakistan will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2011 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism.

From left, al-Jamri, Radina, Cheema, and Valdez.

The awardees–Mansoor al-Jamri (Al-Wasat, Bahrain), Natalya Radina (Charter 97, Belarus), Javier Arturo Valdez Cárdenas (Ríodoce, Mexico), and Umar Cheema (The News, Pakistan)–have faced recrimination for their work, including harassment, assault, kidnapping, torture, and censorship.

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