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Christiane Amanpour: Unparalleled Reporting from the Front Lines and the Home Front

Christiane Amanpour of ABC News received ICFJ’s Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism for a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent and Washington anchor. In a Q&A with emcees Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Amanpour spoke about the most pressing issues of the day.

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Keynote Speaker Ken Auletta: Making the Case for Journalism in the Digital Era

Ken Auletta of The New Yorker urged journalists to remain optimistic about the future of journalism but cautioned them to become better multimedia story tellers.

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Thet Sambath: Revealing the Secrets of the Pol Pot Regime

Thet Sambath, producer of “Enemies of the People” and senior reporter at the Phnom Penh Post received the Knight International Journalism Award for his outstanding documentary on the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge.

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Rocío Idalia Gallegos Rodríguez/Sandra Rodríguez Nieto: Exposing Violence on the Mexico Border

Rocío Idalia Gallegos Rodríguez and Sandra Rodríguez Nieto of El Diario de Juárez received the Knight International Journalism Award for their bold reporting on the devastation drug lords are wreaking in the town of Juárez.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Honoring Journalists Who Shed Light on Dark Secrets

Secretary Clinton praised the 2011 ICFJ award winners for reports that “inform, provoke and catalyze positive change.”

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ICFJ would like to thank the CBS News team for producing the outstanding tribute videos of our award winners. Special thanks goes to Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, Linda Mason, Chris Isham, Anthony Mason, John Molloy, William Mondora, Juan Miguel Bassalik, Megan Tennyson and Jacqueline Barnathan. We would also like to thank Mark Whitaker and CNN for donating footage for Christiane Amanpour's tribute video.