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February 13, 2009

Welcome to the Peter Mackler Award blog!

Please check back here often to find news regarding the Peter Mackler Award as well as to learn about issues affecting freedom of the press worldwide.
The Peter Mackler Award was established in June, 2008 to honor the memory of Peter Mackler, a thirty-five year veteran of Agence France Press and other news organizations, who worked tirelessly to report the news fairly and accurately and to teach others to do the same.  The Award will recognize young reporters who fight to report the news in countries where freedom of the press is not guarantied or not recognized.
To find out more about Peter Mackler and his legacy, please visit:
The award will be administered by the US branch of Reporters Without Borders, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of journalists worldwide.  To find out more about Reporters Without Borders and their work, please visit:
Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.