Journalists who risk their lives praised

Five journalists, including Andrew Mwenda from The Independent in Uganda, and one attorney were cited for risking their lives to report the news often working in places with dictatorial regimes,

The six, who work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Cuba, are recipients of this year’s International Press Freedom Award presented by the Committee to Protect Journalists. At a press conference, Andrew Mwenda, managing editor of the Ugandan news magazine The Independent, said only hours earlier he had been informed that his publication had been raided by security forces in Kampala when employees reported for work at 8 a.m., and documents and computer files were seized. link