4 international journalists named for Press Freedom Awards

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Posted: Jul 18, 2016 2:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Four journalists who faced imprisonment, arrest and threats for their reporting have been named winners of the International Press Freedom Awards, to be presented in New York City.

The Committee to Protect Journalists announced the 2016 recipients on Monday.

The journalists hail from Egypt, India, Turkey and El Salvador.

The organization says CNN correspondent and anchor Christiane Amanpour will receive its Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom.

The awards will be presented Nov. 22 during a ceremony in New York.