Rana Ayyub becomes first Indian journalist to receive John Aubuchon Award for press freedom

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Rana Ayyub becomes first Indian journalist to receive John Aubuchon Award for press freedom
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Washington DC-based National Press Club has named Independent Indian Journalist Rana Ayyub as the recipient of the 2022 International John Aubuchon Award, which is the club's highest honour for press freedom.

“Ayyub’s courage and skill in investigative work has been evident throughout her distinguished career and her criticism of the government has been met with an unwelcome assault on her rights and freedom of expression,” Jen Judson, president of the National Press Club and Gil Klein, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute said in a joint statement announcing the award.