The Newseum has announced the recipients of the 2017 Free Expression Awards, which recognize those who exhibit passion for and dedication to free expression. Honorees have taken personal or professional risks in sharing critical information with the public, have been censored or punished by authorities or other groups for their work, or have pushed boundaries in artistic and media expression. This year’s award categories are lifetime achievement, religious freedom, free press, and arts and entertainment.
The 2017 honorees are:
The winners will be honored at a special event at the Newseum on April 18, 2017. Catherine Merrill Williams, president and publisher of Washingtonian Media, will chair the dinner. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Bronnenkant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets will be released for sale in early 2017.
The Newseum, which welcomes more than 800,000 visitors each year, champions free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment through interactive exhibits, engaging public programs and robust educational initiatives. The museum has become an important nonpartisan forum for spirited dialogue about the important issues of the day and a neutral location to discuss and debate the important principles upon which America was built.
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