The Ecuadorian journalist, Janeth Hinojosa, was honored along with three other fellow journalists, with the International Prize for Press Freedom, awarded each year by the Committee for the Protect of Journalists (CPJ). Awards will be officially launched on November 26 at a charity dinner.
Hinojosa reported last year, through her television program “The Morning of 24 hours,” an alleged corruption case which involves the Ecuadorian government in the provision of public credit. The reporter had to leave temporarily because of threats that she and her family received after submitting the first part of the research in the private channel, Teleamazonas.
Other winners will be the Egyptian journalists Bassem Youssef, investigated by authorities following his satirical program; and, Turkish Nedim Sener, accused of terrorist activity for critical reporting and now faces 15 years in prison. It will also be awarded the Vietnamese Nguyen Van Hai, who is serving twelve year in jail after creating an independent blog in a country where the media is controlled by the government.