Distinguished Service Award!
The International Communication Division of the AEJMC, gave the 2001-2002 Distinguished Service Award to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in support and deep appreciation of the efforts of the CPJ to protect journalists around the world, many of whom work in hazardous conditions. The award is in appreciation of the work done by journalists around the world under situations such as September 11 and the terrorism worldwide. The plaque was received by Mr. Alberto Ibarguen, publisher of the Miami Herald and a Board Member of the CPJ for many years, at the Fontainbleau Hilton & Towers, Miami Beach, Florida, during the ICD's business meeting at the national convention of the AEJMC.
Following were the words on the plaque:
"Presented by the International Communication Division to the Committee to Protect Journalists in strong support and deep appreciation of its commitment to protect journalists around the world who courageously wield the pen to battle for the truth in the face of danger."
Ann Cooper the Executive Director of the CPJ wrote to say the following:
"On behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists, I want to say how honored we are that the AEJMC has chosen to present a Distinguished Service Award to CPJ, recognizing its work done to protect journalists worldwide. We will be very happy to accept this award at your meeting in Miami Beach in August."
Anyone who wants info about CPJ can go to the website, http://www.cpj.org.
Photo caption: Mr. Alberto Ibarguen, publisher of the Miami Herald and a Board Member of the CPJ with the award.
Last updated March 30, 2003.
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