A ceremony in New York is honouring journalists around the world who’ve faced intimidation, harassment and imprisonment. The ceremony celebrating press freedom recognised journalists from a variety of nations, such as Cameroon, Thailand and Mexico, including an award for Afrah Nasser, a Yemeni reporter and blogger who now lives in exile in Sweden after receiving death threats in her native country for her critical reporting of the government.

In the past year, 34 journalists were killed in the field, while more than 250 others jailed, including Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein who has been held in Egypt for over 330 days since being detained while visiting family on a personal trip.


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