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Italy’s Paolo Borrometi is the 2019 Peter Mackler Award recipient. We’ll honor him at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York on Wednesday September 25, 6:30 PM. Register below to join us!

Lukpan Akhmedyarov, 2012 PMA recipient, was clubbed, stabbed and shot for his reports on corruption. © Lukpan Akhmedyarov
Ilya Barabanov, 2010 PMA recipient, at work in an undated photo. © Ilya Barabonov
Karla Rivas (second from left) covers a community meeting. © Karla Rivas
Ilya Barabanov is led away by police during the riots that followed the Pussy Riot verdict on August 17, 2012 in Moscow. © Ilya Barabanov

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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Investigative journalist Paolo Borrometi, an expert on the Sicilian mafia, is the winner of the 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. He will be honored at a ceremony at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism on Wednesday September 25, 2019.

Borrometi’s coverage of the Sicilian mafia has made him the target of death threats and personal attacks, including assault. Nonetheless, he has continued to report on organized crime for the Italian broadcasting network TV2000; La Spia, the news website he created in 2013; and Articolo 21, an association he heads that supports freedom of expression.

Following the award ceremony, a panel of journalists will discuss the challenges of reporting on what people don’t want you to know. The panel will be moderated by Ian Fisher, former Rome bureau chief for the New York Times. Join us!