On Monday, June 9, the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial, which recognizes newspeople who died or were killed in the pursuit of news, in a public ceremony in the Newseum’s memorial gallery. Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, will be the keynote speaker at the rededication.
The names of 10 journalists whose work is representative of journalists who died covering the news in 2013 will be added to the memorial. The names of all journalists killed in 2013, compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, will be displayed on two digital kiosks in the Newseum’s Journalists Memorial Gallery.
“The Journalists Memorial reminds us of the risks and sacrifices made by journalists around the world,” said Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute. “Journalists face injury, threats and some pay ultimate sacrifice.”
The 10 journalists being recognized at this year’s rededication are: Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev; Novoye Delo; Yasser Faisal al-Jumaili, Freelance; Mikhail Beketov, Khimkinskaya Pravda; Mick Deane, Sky News; Ghislaine Dupont, Radio France Internationale; Rodrigo Neto, Rádio Vanguarda and Vale do Aço; Sai Reddy, Deshbandhu; Fernando Solijon, DXLS Love Radio; Claude Verlon, Radio France Internationale; and Olivier Voisin, Freelance.
With this year’s addition of 10 names from 2013, the memorial will recognize a total of 2,256 reporters, photographers, broadcasters and news executives from around the world, dating back to 1837. The rededication ceremony is open to the public and included free with paid Newseum admission or membership. The ceremony also will be broadcast live on newseum.org.