Saturday, 7 May 2016

Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism 2015-2016

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Last year four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights were the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary ActivismNisha Ayub, a leading human rights defender on transgender rights in Malaysia; Yara Bader, a journalist and human rights activist who works to expose the detention and torture of journalists in war-torn Syria; Khadija Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who has dedicated her life to fighting for human rights in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan; and Nicholas Opiyo, a leading human rights lawyer and founder of the human rights organization Chapter Four Uganda, who has worked tirelessly to defend civil liberties in Uganda.

So many journalists fighting this year for the right of a free voice, having been endangered, I am curious who shall be the nominees.