We are happy to share the news that the Refugee for Refugee Radio Team has been awarded the 2016 Raif Badawi prize for courageous journalists.
The award was named after the Saudi secular activist and blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes because of his blogging. The International Media Alliance (IMA) launched the prize jointly with his wife, Ensaf Haidar, to honour journalists ” that under high personal efforts trigger societal debates”.
The prize will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the 19th of October.
The radio team has chosen to use their new platform to campaign for Badawi’s freedom. They have also decided to dedicate the month of October to highlight issues of freedom of speech in their program. Check back soon for more information, and to know what you can do to support this developing project.