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Imprisoned Journalist Awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

HRIC Supports Campaign to Free Golden Pen of Freedom Recipient Shi Tao
June 05, 2007

Human Rights in China (HRIC) congratulates imprisoned Chinese journalist Shi Tao and his family on his receiving the 2007 Golden Pen of Freedom on June 4 at the opening ceremony of the World Newspaper Congress (WNC) and World Editors Forum (WEF).

The Golden Pen of Freedom, established in 1961 and awarded by the Paris-based World Association of Newspapers, is an annual award recognizing individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the defense and promotion of press freedom.

Shi Tao’s mother, Gao Qinsheng, accepted the award on her son’s behalf, thanking everyone for not forgetting Shi Tao, and stating that her son had ‘only done what a courageous journalist should do.'”

Read the full article at HRIC.

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