Columbia announces international journalism award

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The Graduate school of journalism at Columbia University. (Mathew Ingram, Wikipedia)
The Graduate school of journalism at Columbia University. (Mathew Ingram, Wikipedia)
Updated: 9/05/2013 5:09 pm Published: 9/05/2013 5:07 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism has announced this year's winners of the oldest international award in journalism.

The Maria Moors Cabot Prize honors journalists who have covered the Western Hemisphere and furthered inter-American understanding through their reporting.

The award was given to New Yorker writer Jon Lee Anderson, documentary photographer and freelance writer Donna De Cesare, Brazilian investigative reporter Mauri König and Colombian news magazine editor-in-chief Alejandro Rubino Santos.

The university says a Cuban blogger who became an international sensation for criticizing her country's communist system will accept the medal originally awarded to her in 2009.

The Cuban government had barred Yoani Sanchez from traveling to New York in 2009, but is expected to permit her to travel this year to accept the award at a ceremony in October.

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