Reporters Without Borders (RSF) formally announced the recipients of the 2019 Press Freedom Prize in Berlin Germany.  Vietnam's Pham Doan Trang received The Impact Award for her crusade on independent journalism and democracy for Vietnam.


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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the German section of the organization, Nidhya Paliakara, journalist from TV5MONDE presented the 2019 Press Freedom Prize this Thursday, September 12 in Germany, at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. The ceremony, presented by Pinar Atalay, journalist and television presenter, brought together many prestigious guests, including Michael Müller, Mayor-Governor of Berlin, Alan Rusbridger, former editor of  The Guardian newspaper , Susanne Koelbl, journalist to  ​Der Spiegel,  ​Nidhya Paliakara, journalist at  ​TV5Monde ,  ​former winners of the RSF Prize (Swati Chaturvedi, Can Dündar, Grigory Pasko)...

The Impact Award,  which rewards a journalist whose work has led to a concrete improvement in the freedom, independence and pluralism of journalism or an awareness on this subject, was presented to  Pham Doan Trang . Journalist and blogger, she notably founded the online legal magazine  Luât Khoa , and leads the editorial staff of thevietnamese  - two publications that allow their readers to seize the laws of the country to defend their rights and fight the arbitrariness of the Party. She is also the author of numerous books, one of which has helped advance the rights of LGBT communities in the country. Her work resulted in her being beaten twice and held by the police for several days in arbitrary detention during 2018.