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Ilya Barabanov, 2010 PMA recipient, at work in an undated photo. © Ilya Barabonov
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Karla Rivas (right) with Catherine Antoine, Mackler's widow, at the National Press Club in October 2012. © PMA
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Lukpan Akhmedyarov, 2012 PMA recipient, was clubbed, stabbed and shot for his reports on corruption. © Lukpan Akhmedyarov
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Karla Rivas (second from left) covers a community meeting. © Karla Rivas
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Ilya Barabanov is led away by police during the riots that followed the Pussy Riot verdict on August 17, 2012 in Moscow. © Ilya Barabanov
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Sri lanka prison officials escort Tamil journalist J.S. Tissainayagam (center) to a prison bus in Colombo on August 31, 2009 © AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara
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About The Peter Mackler Award

The Peter Mackler Award honors reporters and editors who have demonstrated a commitment to fairness, accuracy and speaking truth to power, and a matching commitment to asserting the right to publish or air that story in countries where independent media is under threat.

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Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists August 30, 2015

Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt’s president to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation and which he described as “politically [...]

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt Al-Jazeera verdict August 30, 2015

Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste Sunday called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pardon him and two colleagues handed three-year prison sentences, describing the Saturday court decision as “politically motivated”. [...]

 

Zaina Erhaim is the 2015 Peter Mackler Award winner. Ms Erhaim is a 30-year old Syrian journalist who lives and works in Aleppo, Syria.

Over the last two years inside Syria, she has trained about 100 citizen reporters, approximately a third of them women, in print and TV journalism, and has helped establish many of the new emerging independent newspapers and magazines in the war torn country.

“Zaina Erhaim is a force multiplier of journalistic values in a country torn by violence and irrationality,” said Camille Mackler. “We salute her courage, upholding professional ethics and bringing them to the service of those left to write history.”

The Award ceremony will be held at the National Press Club, Washington DC, October 22, 6 pm. Register now.