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South Africa’s Tutu to Receive Special Award

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A good-governance foundation in Africa is giving a special award to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced the award Thursday, saying Tutu — who was a leader in the struggle against apartheid — has long been one of Africa’s great voices for “justice, freedom, democracy and responsible government.” The award comes […]

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VOA’s Middle East Voices Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Voice of America’s Middle East Voices website is being recognized for outstanding digital journalism. Middle East Voices won a 2012 Online News Association award for “Topical Reporting, Large Site,” for its reporting on the Arab Spring. The ONA made the announcement on Saturday at its annual conference in San Francisco. VOA’s Chief of English for […]

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Television Industry Announces Emmy Awards Nominations

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The American television industry has announced nominations for the 64th primetime Emmy Awards, which will air in September. AMC’s drama series Mad Men and FX’s miniseries American Horror Story are leading with 17 nominations each. They are closely followed by PBS’ British drama series Downton Abbey and the History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys with 16 […]

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Polanski Picks Up Award 2 Years After Arrest

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:43 pm (UTC-5)
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Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski finally received the award he was unable to pick up two years ago because he had been arrested. An emotional Polanski said it is “better late then never” when he was handed his lifetime-achievement award Tuesday at the Zurich Film Festival. Swiss police arrested Polanski on an international warrant in […]

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London’s Chatham House Awards Yearly Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The British think tank Chatham House has awarded its annual international relations prize to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Chatham House calls her measured and non-violent approach towards ending military rule in Burma a powerful example to all those striving for democracy in their own countries. In thanking Chatham House for the honor, […]

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Rights Group Honors Writers Worldwide With Monetary Awards

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is honoring 48 writers in 24 countries for their commitment to free expression and what it describes as courage in the face of persecution. The New York-based advocacy group on Wednesday announced recipients of the Hellman/Hammett awards of up to $10,000, which are going this year to journalists bloggers, and novelists, as […]

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Rights Group Honors Writers Worldwide With Monetary Awards

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is honoring 48 writers in 24 countries for their commitment to free expression and what it describes as courage in the face of persecution. The New York-based advocacy group on Wednesday announced recipients of the Hellman/Hammett awards of up to $10,000, which are going this year to journalists bloggers, and novelists, as […]

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