Syrian woman blogger gets award

Syrian woman blogger Razan Ghazzawi, who has become the symbol of the Syrian uprising, has been honored with this year’s Human Rights Defenders at Risk award by the Dublin-based Front Line Defenders foundation, the group announced on Friday, June 8. Ghazzawi is currently on trial before a military court charged with “possessing prohibited materials with the intent to disseminate them.” Her colleague, Dlshad Othman, accepted the award on Ghazzawi’s behalf. In a statement, Ghazzawi said she saw the award as being was for all citizen journalists “who died trying to tell the world what’s happening in Syria, when the traditional media have failed to do so.”

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