January 1, 2014

Speech and video of Turkish Journalist Nedim Şener, who dedicated his Press Freedom Award to the memory of Hrant Dink

Speech and video of Turkish Journalist Nedim Şener, who dedicated his Press Freedom Award to the memory of Hrant Dink -

 


Thank you for this award, which I accept in memory of my colleague Hrant Dink—a good man and a good journalist. When police took me from my home on March 3, 2011, I left with this motto on my lips: “For Hrant, for Justice!” I spent 376 days in prison, but the strength of that motto never faded. And now, when I’m thousands of miles away from home, I am repeating it again—“For Hrant, for Justice!” 


Nedim Şener, an investigative journalist with Turkey’s Posta newspaper, was honored in November 2013 with CPJ's (Committee to Protect Journalists) Press Freedom Award.

Şener, who was among four foreign journalists who were honored with Press Freedom Awards for their work in the face of severe reprisals, including physical threats and imprisonment, dedicated his award to the memory of Hrant Dink, a journalist whose killing he blames on the Turkish intelligence service.


To read Şener’s acceptance speech, click here.

VIDEO   At http://vimeo.com/80481176

         
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