World Press Freedom Heroes
In 2000, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, IPI honoured 50 World Press Freedom Heroes at its World Congress in Boston. IPI posthumously honoured Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink and Russian investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya in 2006 and 2007, respectively.
In the run-up to the 2010 IPI World Congress, which marked IPI’s 60th year of defending press freedom worldwide, IPI named an additional Hero every month, bringing the list to 60, and honoured those Heroes at a special awards ceremony held at Vienna City Hall.
Learn more about IPI's World Press Freedom Heroes: the full list of Heroes, with individual biographies, is available here.
Free Media Pioneer Award
This annual award was established in 1996 to honour media or organisations that have fought to ensure freer and more independent media in their country. The winners are:
List of Free Media Pioneer Award winners