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Awards program

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A Year of Press Freedom

To kick off CPJ's 2021 awards ceremony, we highlight a year of threats to press freedom.

A Word from the Chair

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker highlights his support for CPJ's awardees—and for CPJ.

Honoring Mohammad Mosaed

CPJ's Yeganeh Rezaian presents CPJ's 2020 award to Iranian journalist Mohammad Mosaed, who was imprisoned at the time.

Awardee: Matías Guente

Meet Matías Guente, Mozambican editor and winner of CPJ's 2021 award.

Awardee Speech: Matías Guente

Hear from Matías Guente, Mozambican editor and winner of CPJ's 2021 International Press Freedom Award.

Awardee: Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz

Meet Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz, Guatemalan journalist and winner of CPJ's 2021 award.

Awardee Speech: Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz

Hear from Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz, Guatemalan journalist and winner of CPJ's 2021 International Press Freedom Award.

The Crisis in Afghanistan

Hear directly from CPJ staff on how they worked together to confront the extraordinary crisis in Afghanistan this year.

Awardee: Aye Chan Naing

Meet Aye Chan Naing, Myanmar journalist and winner of CPJ's 2021 award.

Awardee Speech: Aye Chan Naing

Hear from Aye Chan Naing, Burmese journalist and winner of CPJ's 2021 International Press Freedom Award.

Bono Speaks Out

Bono, of the band U2, highlights his support for a free press and for CPJ.

Remarks from Joel Simon

Executive Director Joel Simon speaks about the importance of honoring CPJ's 2021 awardees.

Recognizing Joel Simon

CPJ Board Chair Kathleen Carroll pays tribute to Joel Simon, who will step down as CPJ's head after 15 years in the role.

Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award: Jimmy Lai

Meet Jimmy Lai, imprisoned publisher of the Apple Daily in Hong Kong and winner of CPJ's 2021 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.