Remarks and Videos


Bob Woodward: Without Journalists, “Democracies Die in Darkness”

Investigative reporter Bob Woodward said secret government was the greatest danger everywhere because “democracies die in darkness.”

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YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar: We're Not Simplifying Journalism- We're Changing It

YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar, accepting a News Innovation Award on behalf of his company, said the video platform expands journalism's reach, but needs journalists for “analysis and context.”

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Read his acceptance speech.
Watch his acceptance speech.


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Saluting Reporters for “Dangerous, Difficult Work”

In a special tribute video, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton commended journalists around the globe who risk their lives “to build a world that is more free and more fair.”

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Sami Mahdi: Revolutionizing TV News in Afghanistan

TV news director Sami Mahdi received the Knight International Journalism Award for launching groundbreaking shows on domestic violence and national politics.

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Read his remarks.
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Kassim Mohamed: Exposing Somali Piracy

Reporter Kassim Mohamed received the Knight International Journalism Award for his courageous reporting on Somali pirates and refugees.

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Read his remarks.


Ann Curry: A Tribute to World-Class Photojournalist David Hume Kennerly

The NBC anchor and reporter praises Kennerly's photos, which capture "history in the making." The photos were auctioned at ICFJ's dinner, but supporters can still purchase a 2013 Presidential Calendar featuring Kennerly's work.

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ICFJ would like to thank the CBS News team for producing the outstanding tribute videos of our award winners. Special credit goes to Anthony Mason, John Molloy, Jacqueline Barnathan and especially Megan Tennyson, who was instrumental in completing this project. We are grateful as well to Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, Linda Mason, Chris Isham, William Mondora and Juan Miguel Bassalik.

We would also like to thank The Associated Press for filming award winner Sami Mahdi in Afghanistan, for transmitting the footage and for donating additional clips for the honoree videos.