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October  2015

GHRC is proud to announce that this year’s Alice Zachmann Human Rights Award will be presented to the community media group Prensa Comunitaria (Community Press).

GHRC selected Prensa Comunitaria for its commitment to grassroots journalism and its focus on documenting important community struggles that often receive little to no coverage in the mainstream media. Correspondents from Prensa Comunitaria have received numerous threats for their work, but continue to challenge the systems that seek to silence them.

Read more about Prensa Comunitaria here
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The award ceremony will take place on November 3, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Church in Washington, DC; drinks and refreshments will be provided. Please support Prensa Comunitaria’s important work by purchasing tickets to the event, and please share widely with your friends and networks!