2016 Free Expression Awards

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.

Awards Ceremony and Dinner

 

Award Recipients

Abdallah Bin Bayyah

Abdallah Bin Bayyah

Religious Freedom Award

President, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies

Boniface Mwangi

Boniface Mwangi

Free Speech Award

Founder, PAWA254

James Risen

James Risen

Free Press Award

Reporter, The New York Times

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot

Arts and Entertainment Award honoree

Punk Rock Protest Group (accepted by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova)

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