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8 Nov 2017
4:58 pm

Committee to Protect Journalists awards to be graced by film stars

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The dinner will be hosted by Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN.

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPF) will honour four inspiring journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand and Yemen with its International Press Freedom Awards in New York next week.

Presenters scheduled to honour the awardees are Bill Whitaker, who will present the award to Ahmed Abba, a journalist imprisoned in Cameroon.

Actress Meryl Streep will present an award to Mexican journalist Patricia Mayorga.

Gillian Tett will honour critical Thai reporter Pravit Rojanaphruk.

Miriam Elder who will honour exiled Yemeni blogger Afrah Nasser.

The 27th Annual International Press Freedom Awards dinner will take place on November 15, 201 at Grand Hyatt New York at E42nd Street and Lexington Avenue.

The dinner will be hosted by Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN and CPJ senior adviser. The 2017 dinner chairman is David Rhodes, president of CBS News.

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