Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon announced Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang is the recipient of the 2022 Canada-United Kingdom Media Freedom Award.  


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Democracy is under attack around the world and journalists who shine their lights into those dark corners are "paying a heavy price," Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has said.

Lord Ahmad's warning comes at the third Global Media Freedom Conference which is currently taking place in Estonia.

Today, the 2022 Canada-United Kingdom Media Freedom Award was awarded to Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang who is known for her books on democracy and her articles on civil society and dissidents in Vietnam.

Announcing the award, Lord Ahmad said: "Democracy is under attack around the world, and journalists who shine their lights into those dark corners are paying a heavy price.

"The truth is always worth pursuing and that's why the UK and Canada established the Media Freedom Award. This award recognises the journalists, individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to promote and protect media freedom.

"I am delighted to announce that this year's winner of the Media Freedom Award is Pham Doang Trang. I congratulate Pham Doang Trang as a courageous, award-winning independent journalist and human rights defender from Vietnam."


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