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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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  • 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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  • 2011-01-12 18:07
    Iran may never be far from the international headlines but it is rarely Iranian journalists who have the opportunity to shape the debate. A belligerent dictator supported by an oppressive clerical regime has succeeded in insulating the country from all internal critical analysis, in the process redefining freedom of expression to mean crimes against the state. Despite this systematic attempt to stifle a free and independent press, courageous men and women continue to report the news and reveal the realities of life from within the country, often risking long prison sentences, exile, and even their lives for simply doing their jobs. Read more ...

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