Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today honors three journalists with the RSF Press Freedom Prize for their courage, impact and independence.
RSF Team announces such awards every year.
This year, the awards goes to three women that have made a significant contribution to defending and promoting a free press. Discover the incredible life of Eman Al-Nafjan from Saudi Arabia, Pham Doan Trang from Vietnam and Caroline Muscat from Malta.
According to RSF: “It is for them that we continue to protect freedom of information with passion.”
Eman Al-Nafjan (Saudi Arabia)
Founder of the blog Saudiwoman, this journalist has campaigned massively for women to be allowed to drive cars and get more rights. Arrested along with other women’s rights activists, she was freed conditionally. Considered as a “traitor”, she could be jailed for up to 20 years.
Pham Doan Trang (Vietnam)
The founder of the online magazine Luat Khoa lives in one of the most repressive states in the world. With her articles, she helps her fellow citizens to defend their civil rights. She is also a strong advocate for LGBT rights. Because of her work, she was beaten and arbitrarily imprisoned several times.
Caroline Muscat (Malta)
After the murder of her colleague Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017, she founded the independent investigative website The Shift News, which also researches corruption. Despite massive pressure, she continues unswervingly.