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ICFJ's Editor Picks :: 2010 Knight International Journalism Award

Nominations are open for the 2010 Knight International Journalism Award honoring outstanding professional and citizen journalists who have made a significant difference in the lives of fellow citizens. If you'd like to nominate someone, please click here: (Deadline: April 2)

This week, we want to highlight the past winners of the Knight International Journalism Award. Our honorees are pioneering journalists who have exposed government corruption, war crimes and other important stories.

1. In 2009, Chouchou Namegabe used radio reports to bring international attention to the epidemic of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Watch a video of her work here:

2. Frank Nyakairu, a correspondent for Reuters and The Independent magazine, has done outstanding work reporting on human rights abuses. He has become an authoritative witness for the voiceless victims of genocide, rape and other violent offenses stemming from wars in East Africa. Watch his acceptance speech:

3. Wael Abbas, honored in 2007, was the first blogger to win the award. His blog, Misr Digital (Egyptian Awareness,) regularly breaks stories on protests, corruption, and police brutality in Egypt. His vivid first-hand reports, videos and photographs have attracted thousands of readers and the attention of mainstream news outlets. Learn more:

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