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Thursday, May 18 • 18:00 - 19:00
Awards Ceremony

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Presentation of the IPI Press Freedom Hero & Free Media Pioneer Awards, in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS),

Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 69th World Press Freedom Hero.

The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee is the recipient of the 2017 Free Media Pioneer Award in recognition of the group’s courageous and trailblazing work to prevent, combat and monitor attacks on journalists in one of the world’s most dangerous media environments.

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Mesfin N Bekele

Program Director, Civil Rights Defenders
Mesfin Negash is a program director at Civil Rights Defenders, a Sweden-based human rights organisation. Before arriving in Sweden, he was co-founder and editor-in-chief of the weekly Addis Neger newspaper in Ethiopia. He left Ethiopia due to government pressure and imminent threat of arrest in late 2009. In 2012, he was charged under... Read More →
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Simon K.C. Li

Former Vice Chair of the IPI Executive Board, Editing and Management Consultant
Simon Li is a former vice chair of IPI's Executive Board and an IPI Fellow. He has been a member of IPI since 1995. He retired from newspaper journalism in 2007 after 23 years at the Los Angeles Times, more than 16 of them on the international news desk, which he led from 1995 to... Read More →
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Najib Sharifi

Director, Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC)
Najib Sharifi, the director of the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee (www.ajsc.af) since 2010, is a former journalist, thought-leader and has been one of the country’s foremost influencers in the communications and media domain for over a decade now. Having worked with some of the... Read More →
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Andreas Sugar

Head of Rapid Response, International Media Support (IMS)
After a long career in United Nations peacekeeping, Andreas Sugar joined International Media Support (IMS), a Copenhagen, Denmark-based non-profit NGO, in 2011. Having managed programmes in a number of countries, including Yemen, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Somalia, he now heads IMS&rsquo... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Hamburg City Hall, Großer Festsaal

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