Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Courage Award for McClatchy-ites

Hooray for them--McClatchy and Knight Ridder folks have been stupendous in the last several years.

Six current and former Iraqi McClatchy staffers in Baghdad were awarded the Courage Award in New York Tuesday by the International Women's Media Foundation. Four of the six were present for the awards lunch at the Waldorf Astoria, and one of them, Sahar Issa, gave a smash acceptance speech on everyone's behalf. Standing behind her were Ban Adil Sarhan, Huda Ahmed and Alaa Majeed. Not able to attend were Zaineb Obeid and Shatha al Awsy.

A McClatchy fan club, including John Walcott, Mark Seibel, Leila Fadel, plus Knight Ridder alums Clark Hoyt and Steve Butler, led the cheering section.

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