FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARDS 2006

Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards exist to celebrate individuals or groups who have had a significant impact fighting censorship anywhere in the world.

  • Awards were offered in five categories: Film, Journalism, Books, Law and Whistleblowing
  • Winners were honoured at a gala celebration in London at Bloomberg
index on censorship awards 2006, bloomnerg building london, uk

WINNERS

Huang Jingao
Whistleblower
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Beatrice Mtetwa
Bindmans Law and Campaigning Award
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Sihem Bensedrine
The Index / Hugo Young Journalism Award
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Turtles Can Fly, director Bahman Ghobadi
Index Film Award
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Into The Quick of Life: The Rwandan Genocide: The Survivors Speak and A Time for Machetes: The Rwandan Genocide: The Killers Speak by Jean Hatzfeld.
TR Fyvel Book Award
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JUDGING

Criteria – Anyone involved in tackling free expression threats – either through journalism, campaigning, the arts or using digital techniques – is eligible for nomination.

Any individual, group or NGO can nominate or self-nominate. There is no cost to apply.

Judges look for courage, creativity and resilience. We shortlist on the basis of those who are deemed to be making the greatest impact in tackling censorship in their chosen area, with a particular focus on topics that are little covered or tackled by others.

Nominees must have had a recognisable impact in the past 12 months.

Where a judge comes from a nominee’s country, or where there is any other potential conflict of interest, the judge will abstain from voting in that category.

Panel – Each year Index recruits an independent panel of judges – leading world voices with diverse expertise across campaigning, journalism, the arts and human rights.

The judges for 2006 were:

Matthew d’Ancona
Journalist
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Delia Jarrett-Macauley
Writer and broadcaster
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Mark Kermode
Film Critic
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Imran Khan
Barrister
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Conor Gearty
Professor and barrister
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Baroness Lola Young
Author
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GALLERY