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Julian Assange Awarded UK’s Martha Gelhorn Prize for Journalism

While American talking heads have decided Julian Assange should be assassinated, journalists in the UK think telling the truth is a worthy pursuit.

The New Statesman reports:

The internet activist and founder of whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, has been awarded the highly prestigious Martha Gelhorn Prize for Journalism 2011.

The prize is presented annually to a journalist “whose work has penetrated the established version of events and told an unpalatable truth that exposes establishment propaganda, or ‘official drivel’, as Martha Gelhorn called it.”

The judges ruled unanimously in favour of Julian Assange, whose work in exposing classified information to the public was described as “a truth-telling that has empowered people all over the world.”

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