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  • Theophilus Abbah, Nigeria, is editor of the newspaper Sunday Trust, based in Abuja.

    Abbah began as an international affairs reporter with the newspaper Punch Limited in Lagos. As chief of the investigative desk for Media Trust Limited, his work exposed a move by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to set up radio and television companies using proxies; showed fraud in the National Judicial Institute; and documented the misuse of debt relief funds.

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  • Heather Abbott, Canada, is a television news producer for CBS News in London.

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  • Mahassen al-Emam, Jordan, is the director and founder of the Arab Women Media Center (AWMC), a nongovernmental organization in Jordan that trains women journalists and helps promote the role of media in democracy.

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  • Yevgenia Albats, Russia, is editor-in-chief of the Russian political weekly The New Times. She is also an anchor with the Echo Moskva broadcasting and a recipient of several journalism awards worldwide.

    She received the Golden Pen Award in 1989, the highest journalism honor in the then-Soviet Union. She was an Alfred Friendly fellow in 1990 and a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 1993.

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  • Hugo Alconada Mon, Argentina, is investigations editor of the newspaper La Nación. He has previously held positions as Washington correspondent and U.S. bureau chief for the paper.

    Alconada Mon has published articles in regional and national media in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, among other countries. 

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  • Brigitte Alfter, Denmark, is a freelance journalist based in Copenhagen who specializes in European affairs.

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  • Hisham Allam, Egypt, is a writer/producer, blogger and popular columnist, as well as the winner of various investigative reporting awards. His controversial investigations led to his prosecution six times during the Hosni Mubarak era.

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  • Rosental Calmon Alves, United States/Brazil, is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the first John S. & James L. Knight Chair in International Journalism. For a decade, Alves worked as a foreign correspondent for Brazil’s daily newspaper, Jornal do Brasil, reporting from Spain, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. He taught journalism at two Rio de Janeiro universities and in 1987-88 became the first Brazilian to be selected as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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  • Roman Anin, Russia, is an investigative reporter for the Moscow-based weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

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  • Ana Arana, United States, is an investigative journalist who reports on Latin American criminal organizations.

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