English PEN is pleased to announce that its nominee, the Iranian journalist and English PEN Honorary Member Akbar Ganji, yesterday received the prestigious Speaker Abbot Award from the UK’s House of Commons Press Gallery. Though Mr Ganji was not given immigration clearance in time to attend the ceremony, the award was accepted on his behalf by a friend.
Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian journalist who was murdered in October 2006, was also honoured in memoriam.
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