Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:08 PM

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 Pardonn√©” (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 was created to honor.

Judea Pearl, Daniel’s father, presented the award to Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti at the 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards. The event, held by the Los Angeles Press Club on June 28, 2015 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, included powerful speeches from both men, which can be seen in the video above. A full transcript provided by Pearl, followed by a partial transcription of Pischetti’s acceptance speech, is available here.

Click here to read the Huffington Post article, “Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists” by Devra Maza, detailing the night.

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