Four journalists will receive the 2004 International Press Freedom Award next month from the Committee to Protect Journalists. The group also will posthumously honor slain Forbes Russia editor-in-chief Paul Klebnikov.
The four include:
- Svetlana Kalinkina, former editor-in-chief of the Minsk business daily Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta (BDG);
- Alexis Sinduhije founded and directs Burundi's Radio Publique Africaine (RPA);
- Aung Pwint and Thaung Tun, also known as Nyein Thit, have been imprisoned since 1999 for making a video documentary about the harsh living conditions in Burma, including footage of forced labor;
- Los Angeles Times editor and executive vice president John Carroll will be honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement.
The awards will be presented Nov. 23 during a black-tie dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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