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  • The Golden Pen of Freedom is an annual award made by WAN-IFRA to recognise the outstanding action, in writing or deed, of an individual, a group or an institution in the cause of press freedom.
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Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom is an annual award made by WAN-IFRA to recognise the outstanding action, in writing or deed, of an individual, a group or an institution in the cause of press freedom.

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  • 2012-03-02 19:38
    Anabel Hernández is a Mexican journalist who has worked for several important national media such as Milenio, El Universal, its investigative supplement La Revista (now emeequis) and online news site Reporte Indigo. She currently works as a contributor to the daily Reforma and investigative weekly Proceso and writes her own investigative books on corruption and the abuse of power in Mexican politics. Read more ...
  • 2012-03-01 13:15
    Anabel Hernández, a Mexican journalist and writer known for her investigative reporting on corruption and the abuse of power in Mexican politics, has been awarded the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Read more ...
  • 2011-11-15 11:37
    In conjunction with 30 International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) members, WAN-IFRA has instigated a joint appeal to President Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea calling for the immediate release of journalist Dawit Isaak and all imprisoned journalists held in the country. Read more ...
  • 2011-10-13 21:42
    Aspiring independent journalists in any war-ravaged, poverty-stricken country face a daunting task. If you add famine, military dictatorship, and the fact that the particular country in question is Eritrea, this task becomes nigh on impossible. In such a context the achievements of Dawit Isaak, co-founder of the country’s first independent newspaper and laureate of the 2011 WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom, are all the more remarkable. Read more ...
  • 2011-10-13 15:33
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  • 2011-10-13 15:15
    Dawit Isaak, who left Sweden for Eritrea to help build the country's independent press -- and was imprisoned for his efforts – has been awarded the 50th anniversary Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Read more ...
  • 2011-09-23 14:08
    On the 15 September 2011, the European Parliament passed a resolution on Eritrea and in particular the case of Dawit Isaak. WAN-IFRA fully backs the resolution and calls for the immediate release of Dawit Isaak and all imprisoned journalists in Eritrea. Read more ...
  • 2011-03-28 14:44
    Peter Englund is the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He has joined the World Press Freedom Day campaign this year to highight the plight of WAN-IFRA's 2011 Golden Pen of Freedom laureate, Dawit Isaak, incarcerated without charge for nearly a decade in a notorious Eritrean jail. In his essay, Peter Englund explores how the right to dissent and question strengthens a nation, and that this universal right can not be taken for granted. Read more ...
  • 2011-03-06 01:00
    A journalist with dual Eritrean-Swedish citizenship, Dawit Isaak is one of the founders of Eritrea’s first independent newspaper, Setit, and is currently one member of a group of reformist political prisoners who have been detained without charge or trial for the past nine years. Read more ...
  • Free Dawit Isaak
    2011-01-13 18:20
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