RN board member al-Jamri receives Peace Through Media Award

11/05/2012

RN congratulates advisory board member Mansoor al-Jamri for receiving the prestigious Peace Through Media Award 2012 in recognition of work that fosters peace and understanding from the The Next Century Foundation in the UK. Dr. Al Jamri, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Al Wasat, the most prominent independent daily in Bahrain, has been a leading, moderate voice against sectarianism and in defense of human rights, political inclusion, and dialogue. Noting the sacrifices of many Bahrainis including his close friend and Al Wasat co-founder Karim Fakhrawy who died after being tortured while in police custody in April 2011, al-Jamri affirmed in accepting the award that despite continued repression that there is pride amongst Bahrainis that “we have broken the formula that an oil-based country or oil-based economy cannot care about democracy…our people care about democracy.” 

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