Laureates 2006

Present - Journalists of Print Media

Goenawan Mohamad

Goenawan Mohamad

Goenawan Mohamad is one of the world's leading voices of moderate Islam. He has written extensively and eloquently about the power of the press and the importance of free speech. For Mohamad, "the issue of freedom of expression is not about certain collective precepts and principles, or the formulation of common values, but like other issues related to human rights, in the beginning it is about violence and suffering."

Mohamad's role in

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Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik, a Polish journalist and activist, has made enormous contributions to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. First as a dissident who spoke out against communism and the dangers of totalitarianism, and later as editor in chief of Poland's largest daily Gazeta Wyborcza after the fall of communism, Michnik has consistently provoked debate on the critical issues of democracy and human rights.

After the fall of communism in

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Monica Gonzalez

Monica Gonzalez

Monica Gonzalez, a Chilean journalist and author, has established a reputation as Chile's premier investigative reporter and one of the top investigative reporters in Latin America. She has consistently broken news on a range of human rights cases. She has also revealed a number of scandals involving former dictator Augusto Pinochet and his family.

As a result of such revelations, Gonz?lez was repeatedly accused of slander during the Pinochet

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Magdi Allam

Magdi Allam

Magdi Allam, born in Egypt and raised in Italy, is one of the leading journalists in Italy today. He is Deputy Editor of "Corriere della Sera", one of Italy's leading newspapers, and an Arab and Islamic affairs commentator.

Allam is an author as well as a prolific journalist and editor, consistently speaking out against extremism and in favor of tolerance. He is one of the leaders in the fight for coexistence between civilizations, asserting,

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