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2008 Awards Dinner

  • The dinner featured an armchair conversation with George Stephanopoulos and Christiane Amanpour.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Business Attire

Washington, DC -- Eminent New York Times foreign correspondent, John F. Burns, who on Wednesday received ICFJ's 2008 Founders Award, spoke of his deep and abiding respect for America, a country that uses its military and political might “mainly for good.”

Burns, speaking at ICFJ's Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., joined CNN's Christiane Amanpour in acknowledging that recent U.S. actions have cost America international support and respect.

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Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism

John F. Burns, New York Times

Knight International Journalism Award

Aliaksei Karol, Belarus
Frank Nyakairu, Uganda

Master of Ceremonies

George Stephanopoulos, ABC News)

Keynote Address

Christiane Amanpour, CNN