CNN’s Nima Elbagir is the 2019 L.A. Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir is the recipient of the 2019 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.  “To be counted among the ranks of the extraordinary journalists honored by the LA Press Club is such a privilege, especially as the Pearl Family continues to be an inspiration to us all. The kind of stories I do involve almost every platform and team at CNN, so this is as much a recognition of them and all the extraordinary local journalists, sources and survivors who take these risks…

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Nima Elbair

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in London. She joined CNN in February 2011 as a Johannesburg-based correspondent before moving to the network’s Nairobi bureau and later London. This year Elbagir received the prestigious 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in the Investigative category for her reporting on human rights abuses, with the jurors citing her “fearless reporting across Africa, from a modern-day slave market in Libya, to child labor in Congo, and a smuggler’s network in Nigeria, documented rarely seen exploitation and corruption.” Elbagir…

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Raif Badawi is the 2018 LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Saudi Arabian writer and blogger Raif Badawi is the winner of the 2018 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. Raif Badawi is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence plus 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam” by promoting human rights and equal rights for women in Saudi Arabia on his blog. His sentence, if fully carried out, will most likely result in his death. Raif Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar and his three children will travel to Los Angeles from their new home in Canada to accept the award…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Daniel Berehulak is the 2017 Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Daniel Berehulak is the 2017 Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee Australian photojournalist Daniel Berehulak is the winner of the 2017 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.   He has covered history-shaping events in over 60 countries and won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. His recent gut wrenching and courageous reports for the New York Times from the Philippines makes him an obvious choice for this award. “Daniel Berehulak’s photojournalism brings together the visual impact of a newsworthy…

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Powerful Speeches Honor Charlie Hebdo, Legacy Of Daniel Pearl (VIDEO)

After a devastating terrorist attack, much of the world voiced their support for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo with three words: “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie). Just days later, the survivors went to press with a cover that added three more words to the conversation: “Tout Est Pardonné” (All Is Forgiven). Even in their darkest hour, Charlie Hebdo provided a beacon of light for journalists everywhere. Their resilience demonstrated how violence cannot endure, while free speech must. They embodied the courage and integrity that the Daniel Pearl Award…

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An Unending Display of Courage

An Unending Display of Courage The Staff of Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Accepts the Daniel Pearl Award   BY PATT MORRISON To this very day, and throughout the world—and often in the farther reaches of the world, whether a firefight in Syria or a park in Guatemala—journalists are getting murdered just for being journalists and practicing their craft. But on Jan. 7, 2015, murder happened not one by one, not in places far from the international seats of power, but to nine journalists killed at once, all shot to death,…

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Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that the 2015 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism will go to Charlie Hebdo.   “We are deeply honored. Of course, we’ll accept,” said Gerard Biard, Editor-in-Chief of Charlie Hebdo. “No act of terrorism can stop freedom of speech. Giving the Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo is a strong message to that effect,” said LA Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California. Since 2002 the Los Angeles Press Club…

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Standing on the Side of Truth

Standing on the Side of Truth Veteran Middle East Journalist Khaled Abu Toameh Receives the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage in Journalism   It’s safe to say that Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli-Arab journalist and documentary filmmaker, has had a career unlike anyone in the room at tonight’s Southern California Journalism Awards. While many journalists have garnered enemies for their hard-hitting reporting, few have had to live and work amid the unpredictable atmosphere of a heated Middle East. That work has earned Toameh the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and…

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The 2014 Daniel Pearl Award to Khaled Abu Toameh

The 2014 Daniel Pearl Award to Khaled Abu Toameh Khaled Abu Toameh is an award-winning Arab-Israeli journalist and TV producer who has covered Palestinian and Arab affairs for the past three decades.Abu Toameh studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has worked for many media outlets, including BBC, VOICE OF AMERICA, WALL STREET JOURNAL and US NEWS & WORLD REPORT. He has also worked for THE JERUSALEM POST and currently serves as a Distinguished Fellow with the New York based Gatestone Institute think-tank. “Khaled Abu Toameh has been telling us,…

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Writing the Stories Cartels Don’t Want Told

Writing the Stories Cartels Don’t Want Told In a Country Where Journalists Are Sometimes Killed, Daniel Pearl Award Winner Sandra Rodríguez Nieto Refuses to Back Down   BY PATT MORRISON The hacked-up body of a young newspaper photographer, just hired to cover social events, turned up in a street in a town in Northern Mexico. Another newspaper photographer, this one working for the major daily El Diario, was murdered in 2010. And a reporter for El Diario was killed in 2008. Following the latter’s funeral cortege, one of his colleagues…

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