Free Expression Awards

Free Expression Awards

Celebrating the World’s Champions for Free Expression

Honorees will be recognized at the Newseum April 18, 2017

2017 Free Expression Awards
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program

At the second annual Free Expression Awards, the Newseum and Newseum Institute will 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, free speech, religious freedom, free press, and arts and entertainment.

The winners will be honored at a special reception and dinner at the Newseum on April 18, 2017. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Sara Bronnenkant at sbronnenkant@newseum.org.

Award Recipients

John Lewis

John Lewis

Lifetime Achievement Award
United States Representative, Georgia
Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Free Speech Award
CEO, Apple
Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz

Free Press Award
Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, ABC News, and Co-anchor, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”
Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz

Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz

Religious Freedom Award
Executive Director, Becket Law
Christie Hefner

Christie Hefner

Arts and Entertainment Award
Former Chairman and CEO, Playboy Enterprises
Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

Arts and Entertainment Award
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Playboy

Dinner Chair

Catherine Merrill Williams

Catherine Merrill Williams

President and Publisher, Washingtonian Media

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