Press Release
Contact Information: Hussein Ibish
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am

On Monday the International Press Institute will honor ATFP Board Member and journalist Daoud Kuttab as one of 60 world press heroes as part of its 60th annual celebrations held in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

Kuttab will be joined by other regional journalists Mai Chediack from Lebanon and Nizar Nayouf from Syria as well as Israeli journalist Amira Hass.

Reflecting on the award Kuttab said that there are many Arab journalists who are the true press freedom heroes. "While I may have been recognized because I am known, there are many Arab journalists who have sacrificed financially, bodily as well as with their own lives for their press efforts. They are the true heroes in our part of the world."

Kuttab started his journalistic career in Jerusalem working with the newspapers Al Fajr and AL Quds. He has also helped set up web site and al Quds Educational TV. Kuttab has been detained by both the Israelis and the Palestinians for his journalistic work.

In 2000 he set up the world's first internet radio station, AmmanNet. He is the director general of Community Media Network, a not for profit media organization working in Jordan and Palestine. He is a regular columnist in local and international media outlets. His latest column appeared in the Washington Post last week.

IPI's list of 60 world press heroes:


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