Brazilian Journalist Receives 2019 International Press Freedom Award

Patrícia Campos Mello is an award-winning reporter and columnist at the daily Folha de S.Paulo, one of Brazil's most prominent news outlets, and an experienced international correspondent. She has reported on human rights and public health stories in Brazi.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ will honor four journalists with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards amid the erosion of press freedom in democracies around the globe.

CPJ says, that these journalists have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in their pursuit of the news.

The winners are Brazilian Patricia Campos Mello, Indian Neha Dixit, Nicaraguan Luica Pineda Ubau, and Maxence Melo Mubyazi from Tanzania.

The winners of CPJ's 2019 International Press Freedom Awards represent the very best of journalism, people who have put their lives and liberty on the line . . .

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