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International journalists honored with Press Freedom Awards

Posted November 22

— The Committee to Protect Journalists has honored four international journalists with its annual International Press Freedom Awards at a ceremony in New York City.

The committee on Tuesday awarded journalists from India, El Salvador, Turkey and Egypt with the prize for their commitment to a free press despite death threats, imprisonment and exile.

CNN's Christiane Amanpour received the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.

Committee executive director Joel Simon says even in the United States threats against journalism are increasing.

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This story has been corrected to show the name of the organization is the Committee to Protect Journalists, not the Committee to Protect Journalist.

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