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Offer: IWMF Announces Winners of 2009 Courage Awards


A Belarusian journalist who is frequently detained and subjected to all-night interrogations by police, a Cameroonian radio journalist whose broadcasts on human rights and press freedom have put her life at risk and an Iranian journalist whose reports about sensitive social and political issues have led to multiple arrests are recipients of this year’s Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

The 2009 Courage Award recipients are:

Iryna Khalip, reporter and editor in the Minsk bureau of Novaya Gazeta.
Agnes Taile, reporter for Canal 2 International, radio and television, Cameroon.
Jila Baniyaghoob, freelance reporter and editor-in-chief of the website Kanoon Zanan Irani (Focus on Iranian Women), Iran.
The winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award is Amira Hass, a reporter and columnist for Ha’aretz Daily, a newspaper based in Tel Aviv.

The IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and whose determination has paved the way for women in the news media. The awards will be presented at ceremonies in New York on October 20 and in Los Angeles on October 28.

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