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Sudan Journalist Faisal Salih and Peter Mackler Award on VOA

September 10, 2013

Faisal Salih

Faisal Salih a leading journalist and editor in Sudan and director of the Teeba Press who has won this year’s Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism will be featured in a programme on Voice of America today, Tuesday, at 12.30 p.m., ET. You can view the programme here
Camille Mackler, project director of the Award, will be interviewed by Africa 54 programme of VOA.   
Announcing the Award on August 22 Camille Mackler said, “As we get ready to celebrate our fifth anniversary, we could not be prouder to recognize such a journalist as Mr. Faisal Salih. Our goal for the last five years, as we have built this award program, has always been to shine a light on the courage and commitment to human rights and dignity that Mr. Salih exhibits every day through his work.  When a young woman was raped by Government forces, he could have simply chosen to look the other way and not risk his own life.  Instead, he reported about it until the same forces tried to silence him as well.  This courage and attachment to journalistic ethics is what the Peter Mackler Award seeks to encourage and reward every year.”
The Award will be presented at the National Press Club in Washington DC on October 22.
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