Celebrating the World’s Champions for Free Expression

Save the date! After a sold-out inaugural celebration, the second Free Expression Awards will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

The awards recognize those who exhibit passion for and dedication to free expression, including those who have taken personal or professional risks in sharing information with the public, are censored or punished by authorities or groups for their work, or show courage by pushing boundaries in artistic and media expression. Last year’s awards, hosted by CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley, honored James Risen, reporter for The New York Times; Boniface Mwangi, founder of PAWA254; Abdallah Bin Bayyah, president of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies; and Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rock protest group.

Highlights from the 2016 Awards Ceremony and Dinner

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Become a sponsor of the Free Expression Awards. Opportunities include tickets to the awards celebration, related promotions and advertising. Contact Lee-Berkeley Shaw at 202/292.6283.

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