Remarks

Marcelo Beraba: In three months, I am going to celebrate the 35th anniversary of my professional career. This award highlights for me the importance of international support such as that of ICFJ. Thank you for helping to create the space that allows us to do what needs to be done as journalists. I am delighted to accept it as recognition of a collective effort, in the name of my Brazilian colleagues who together with me founded the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism, Abraji, in 2002. Read More...


Diana Kachalova: I always like the legend about Winston Churchill’s famous speech. The one when he told students of Harrow School: “Never give up. Never give up. Never, never, never give up!” and walked away. When I think about today’s journalism in Russia, I feel that a lot of us are ready to give up: the freedom of speech, which came like a gulp of fresh water, the freedom of press, which we were fighting for together and won. Read More...


Mahjoub Mohamed Salih: It is really gratifying to receive the prestigious Knight International Press Fellowship Award. It is both an honor and a privilege – an honor as it is a professional prize, given by a highly respected professional body on purely professional grounds. It is a privilege because it reflects international media solidarity and underlines mutual cooperation. Read More...