IPI HEROES

Our World Press Freedom Heroes

Cyril Almeida

Pakistan (2019)

IPI World Press Freedom Heroes are journalists who have displayed tremendous courage and resilience in fighting for media freedom and the free flow of news – often at great personal risk.

At a special ceremony at IPI’s 2000 World Congress in Boston, we named our first 50 World Press Freedom Heroes to mark our 50th anniversary. In 2010, we brought the list to 60 at a special ceremony in Vienna. The award is now given annually at our World Congress.

The Heroes of the IPI demonstrate that in spite of every obstacle and every constraint the truth ultimately prevails and is made known.

– IPI World Press Freedom Hero and former Washington Post Publisher Katharine Graham (Boston, 2000)

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Rafael Marques

Angola (2018)

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Eskinder Nega

Ethiopia (2017)

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Ahmad Zeidabadi

Iran (2016)

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Mazen Darwish

Syria (2015)

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Mashallah Shamsolvaezin

Iran (2014)

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Marie Colvin

US/UK (2013)

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Mika Yamamoto

Japan (2013)

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David Rohde

US (2012)

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Daniel Pearl

US (2011)

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Raymond Louw

South Africa (2011)

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Yoani Sánchez

Cuba (2010)

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Akbar Ganji

Iran (2010)

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Pap Saine

Gambia (2010)

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Nedim Şener

Turkey (2010)

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Laurence Gandar

South Africa (2010)

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Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Mexico (2010)

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May Chidiac

Lebanon (2010)

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Lasantha Wickrematunge

Sri Lanka (2010)

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Hrant Dink

Turkey (2007)

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Anna Politkovskaya

Russia (2006)

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Aslam Ali

Pakistan (2000)

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Rudolf Augstein

Germany (2000)

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Omar Belhouchet

Algeria (2000)

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Kenneth Best

Liberia (2000)

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Hubert Beuve-Méry

France (2000)

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J. Jesús Blancornelas

Mexico (2000)

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Grémah Boukar Koura

Niger (2000)

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José Burgos Jr.

Philippines (2000)

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Guillermo Cano Isaza

Colombia (2000)

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Juan Pablo Cárdenas

Chile (2000)

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Pedro Joaquín Chamorro

Nicaragua (2000)

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Suk-Chae Choi

Korea (2000)

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Júlio De Mesquita Neto

Brazil (2000)

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Jiří Dienstbier

Czech Republic (2000)

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Harold Evans

United Kingdom (2000)