Awards Dinner Features Christiane Amanpour, George Stephanopoulos, Outstanding Journalists from Belarus and Uganda

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Photo exhibit and silent auction, The Power of Elections, will pay tribute to award-winning photojournalists

WHO: Pioneering editor and free-press champion Aliaksei Karol of Belarus and human rights investigative reporter Frank Nyakairu of Uganda to receive Knight International Journalism Award. London Bureau Chief for The New York Times John F. Burns will receive the ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism. CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour will present the keynote address. ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos will be the master of ceremonies.

WHAT: The annual ICFJ Awards Dinner brings together more than 400 top journalists from around the world.

The Power of Elections: A Tribute to Photojournalists, will showcase signed photos by award-winning photojournalists. The exhibit and silent auction will raise funds for ICFJ programs and to buy camera equipment for photojournalists in developing countries.

WHEN: November 12, 2008, 6 pm press registration, photo exhibit and silent auction; dinner and awards presentation: 7 – 9:30 pm. Identification required.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 14th Street Entrance, Washington DC.

The International Center for Journalists, a non-profit, professional organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition. Aiming to raise the standards of journalism, ICFJ offers hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges to journalists and media managers around the globe.