| Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, Lauren Mackler and Faisal Mohamed Salih
Faisal Mohamed Salih, reporter, editor, columnist and journalism teacher in Sudan, is the winner of the 2013 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.
The keynote speaker, Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, was U.S. special envoy for Sudan and senior advisor on North-South negotiations.
The award ceremony was held at the National Press Club in Washington DC, Thursday October 24th
The Peter Mackler Award honors reporters and editors who have demonstrated a commitment to fairness, accuracy and speaking truth to power, and a matching commitment to asserting the right to publish or air that story in countries where independent media is under threat.
The award was founded in 2008 by Peter Mackler's family in recognition of his life-long dedication to fair and accurate journalism around the world. It is a project of the Global Media Forum Training Group, a non-profit dedicated to journalism training, in collaboration with the US branch of Reporters Without Borders, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of journalists and freedom of the press worldwide.
Honored so far:
Lukpan Akhmedyarov, Uralskaya Nedelya, Kazakhstan 2012
Karla Rivas, Radio Progreso, Honduras 2011
Ilya Barabanov, Novoye Vremya, Russia 2010
J.S. Tissainayagam, North Eastern Magazine/Sunday Times, Sri Lanka 2009