The Peter Mackler Award honors reporters and editors who have demonstrated a commitment to fairness in the story well told, and a matching commitment to defending the right to publish and air that story in countries who repress independent media.
The award was founded in 2008 by Peter Mackler's family in recognition of his life-long dedication to fair and accurate journalism. It is a project of the Global Media Forum Training Group, a non-profit dedicated to journalism training and 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