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Tissainayagam Receives Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism

by Global Media Forum & US branch of Reporters Without Borders, October 2, 2009

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2009/- Global Media Forum and the US branch of
Reporters Without Borders are pleased to announce that respected Sri Lankan
journalist and editor J. S. Tissainayagam has been selected as the first winner
of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.

Tissainayagam will be formally awarded the prize at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 2, 2009.  The key note speaker for the
ceremony will be Marcus Brauchli, executive editor of the Washington Post.

The Award ceremony will take place on October 2, 2009 at 6PM at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, 529 14th St. N.W, 13th Fl.; Washington, DC 20045. 

The ceremony will be followed by a networking hour.  There will be a silent auction.