National Press Club

2010 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Awards Ceremony

November 15, 2010

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The National Press Club president on Monday evening called upon Iran to free journalists and other political prisoners whom it has incarcerated.

Alan Bjerga made his statement as the Club honored in absentia Kouhyar Gourdarzi--an Iranian blogger in prison since December 2009--as the international winner of the 2010 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Awards. The Club also honored Charles N. Davis--a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and a storied advocate of open government--as the domestic winner of this year’s Aubuchon award.