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UN, AFP launch prize to honor slain Mexican journalists

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | The UN and AFP launched an award Thursday to honor journalists who risk their lives to cover human rights abuses in Mexico, in tribute to two celebrated reporters murdered last year. The Breach-Valdez Prize will honor journalists who follow in the footsteps of their …

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Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Nuclear disarmament campaign group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to consign the atomic bomb to history, firing off a warning that Donald Trump’s presidency showed the true extent of the risk posed by weapons of mass destruction. More than 70 …

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Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said Monday that this year’s winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million dollars. “The Board of Directors of the Nobel Foundation decided at its meeting on September 14 …

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Pulitzer Prizes honor US election coverage

New York, United States | AFP | Campaign reporting that exposed misleading claims by now US President Donald Trump about charitable giving and commentary about last year’s divisive US presidential campaign won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday. David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won the national reporting award for what the board …

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No Ibrahim Prize awarded for African leadership

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership — the world’s biggest individual prize — drew a blank once again in finding a suitable laureate, it was announced Tuesday. The prize only goes to a democratically-elected African leader who demonstrated exceptional leadership, served their …

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Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Paul Beatty has became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel “The Sellout”, which the novelist said should not be read as a “mono-directional” take on race. The jury behind the world’s most prestigious English-language literary award said …

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Man Booker Prize celebrates daring authors

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Six authors are vying for the Man Booker Prize, the world’s most prestigious English-language literary award to be announced Tuesday, in a shortlist celebrated for taking risks and tackling tough subjects. The winner will be announced at a glitzy event in London after judges …

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