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CPJ honors Guatemalan journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz with press freedom award

  • Source: CPJ
  • November 19, 2021

"The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paid tribute Thursday to brave journalists from Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar by presenting them with CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) in New York. (...) The awardees recognized at the event included Mozambican investigative journalist Matías Guente, Guatemalan radio journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz, and Myanmar journalist and Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) founder Aye Chan Naing. (...)

Mejía, who received her award from New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, said she would continue her work in Guatemala and “stay committed to the fight against corruption” in spite of facing arrests, detention, and restrictions for her reporting on issues relevant to her community and indigenous women. “I receive this award on behalf of my people in Santa Maria Jolabaj,” said Mejía."

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