New York, November 16, 2020 – In a remarkable show of solidarity, media outlets, journalists, and advocates will come together to celebrate the free press at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 30th annual International Press Freedom Awards. Distinguished guests will underscore the value of a free press and call on leaders everywhere to support freedom of expression and the free flow of information.
The virtual event, hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Lester Holt, will honor journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia for their bravery; the four have faced harassment, legal threats, and imprisonment in the pursuit of truth. CPJ’s 2020 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom awardee, Amal Clooney, will be interviewed by celebrated journalist Maria Ressa and presented with her award by actor Meryl Streep.
The event will be streamed on news networks and platforms across the world. Alongside sponsoring media partners ABC News, Bloomberg, CBS News, HuffPost, NBC News, and Yahoo News, the event will also be streamed by supporting media partners Drik Picture Library Ltd, Nation Media Group, PBS NewsHour, Premium Times, Rappler, RTÉ, and RFE/RL.
What: CPJ’s 30th International Press Freedom Awards
When: November 19, 2020, 8 p.m. EST
Note to Editors:
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