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Cameroons Ahmed Abba is Among CPJ’s 2017 International Press Freedom Awardees

Cameroons Ahmed Abba is Among CPJ’s 2017 International Press Freedom Awardees

Douala, Cameroon- Monday September 18, 2017- 6AM Local Time ( Cameroon News Agency) Cameroons Ahmed Abba is part of  CPJ’s 2017 IPFA honorees. The Committee to Protect Journalists,CPJ’s annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner has planned to honor courageous journalists from around the world on November 15, 2017, in New York City.

The dinner will be hosted by Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN and CPJ senior advisor. The 2017 dinner chairman is David Rhodes, president of CBS News.

CPJ’s 2017 IPFA honorees are:

Ahmed Abba, Cameroon

Ahmed Abba, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale’s Hausa service, has been jailed since 2015. He was convicted in 2017 on terrorism-related charges in connection with his reporting.

Patricia Mayorga, Mexico

Patricia Mayorga, who covers human rights and other issues for

the Mexican news magazine Proceso, was forced to flee

Chihuahua state after receiving threats in relation to her reporting.

Pravit Rojanaphruk, Thailand

 

Afrah Nasser, Yemen

Afrah Nasser is an award-winning exiled Yemeni blogger

who reports from Sweden on human rights violations,

women’s issues, and press freedom in Yemen.

Judy Woodruff

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 22: Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS Newshour Judy Woodruff attends the International Women’s Media Foundation Awards Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 22, 2014 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for IWMF/AFP

 

 

Originally published in CPJ

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