The US National Push Club has honored two jailed Iranian journalists who 1st described the loss of life in custody of Mahsa Amini in September 2022, which led to their arrest.
The Countrywide Press Club, the world’s main professional organization for journalists with a 115-year historical past, named Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi as the 2023 international honorees for the Club’s optimum honor for press flexibility, the John Aubuchon Award.
Iran International’s Bozorgmehr Sharafedin – earlier with Reuters – was also amongst the winners of the prestigious Nationwide Push Club Journalism Awards, winning Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence for co-authoring investigative report “America’s Throwaway Spies: How the CIA failed Iranian informants in its solution war with Tehran.” He wrote the Reuters Unique Report with Joel Schectman in 2022.
“This has been a year of momentous battle for push independence in Iran. According to reports, as several as 90 journalists ended up arrested through the protests that adopted the murder of Mahsa Amini by the Iranian morality law enforcement. Our honorees: Niloofar and Elaheh, developed some of the journalism that informed Mahsa’s tale and captured the hearts of protestors and specifically Iranian women,” read through a Friday statement by