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Liberty Award 2014 – Glenn Greenwald keynote speech
On Thursday, April 10, the investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald held a speech at the Liberty Award on foreign journalism, NSA surveillance, the freedom o…

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First Amendment Award: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
The Ford Hall Forum presents the 2010 Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which is dedicated to defending and sustaining…

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RTDNF honors AP with First Amendment Award
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) honored The Associated Press for defending a robust free press with its challenge to the U.S. Department…

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NBC's Lester Holt Accepts RTDNA First Amendment Award
NBC's Lester Holt Accepts RTDNA First Amendment Award.

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WASHINGTONThe Radio Television Digital News Foundation honored the Associated Press and four journalists for their commitment to press freedoms at the 24th Annual First Amendment Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

This gathering is a wonderful opportunity to show support for the First Amendment and to provide scholarships to a new generation of journalists, said RTDNF Executive Director Mike Cavender

First Amendment Leadership Award: David Lougee, Gannett Lougee is president of the broadcasting division of Gannett Co., Inc. He joined Gannett in 2007, after working as a senior executive at Belo Corporation. He was a television news director in Seattle, Washington and Denver. He now serves on the NBC affiliate board and the board of the NAB.

The organization presents this award to a business or government leader who has made a significant contribution to the protection of the First Amendment and freedom of the press. The award was presented by Rob Mennie, Gannett vice president and senior news executive.

Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award: Lester Holt, NBC News Holt is the weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News and co-anchor of the weekend edition to Today. He joined NBC News after working as an anchor and reporter in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.

RTDNF presents this award to a journalist or executive who has made a major contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms. It is named for late Broadcasting & Cable senior correspondent Leonard Zeidenberg. The award was presented by David Corvo, senior executive producer primetime for NBC News.

First Amendment Service Award: Robin Sproul, ABC News Sproul has been vice president and Washington bureau chief for ABC News since March 1993. She joined ABC in 1981 as D.C. bureau chief for ABC News Radio. She and her teams have won multiple major awards, and she is a former trustee of RTDNF.

The award honors professionals in local or network news who work in an off-air, management capacity. It was presented by Martha Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent, ABC News

First Amendment Award: The Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt CEO will accept the award. Prior to leading AP, he was president, CEO and chairman at The McClatchy Co. He has served on the AP board and is a former chair of the Newspaper Association of America.

This award honors an individual or organization, which champions the First Amendment and press freedoms. It will be presented by Tom Curley, former AP President and CEO.

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Susan Zirinsky presents First Amendment Award to Bill Plante

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Zack Kopplin wins Hefner First Amendment Award
Zack Kopplin recently won the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award for his efforts to repeal the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act. Kopplin launched …

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And The FREEDOM Award Winner Is…
It Works! is all about Friendships, Fun, and FREEDOM! Watch live as we name this year's FREEDOM Award winner! Ready to change your life with It Works!? Get s…

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HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Moderated by two-time Emmy award winning investigative journalist Ben Swann, a Liberty Forum will take place in Houston on January 17, 2014 at King Street Patriots …

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Gus Malzahn Accepts the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award
Coach Gus Malzahn, Auburn University, accepts the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award for the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) – http://coachoftheyear.com/

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Curt Wiese Accepts the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award
Coach Curt Wiese, University of Minnesota-Duluth, accepts the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award for Division II – http://coachoftheyear.com/

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Freedom Health and Optimum HealthCare today announced they have partnered with well-being improvement leader Healthways to offer the award-winning SilverSneakers Fitness Program to eligible Medicare Advantage members through 2016.

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Get City Dealz, SEO-PR, and Business Wire Win SNCR Award
Business Wire press release available: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131108005540/en/City-Dealz-SEO-PR-Business-Wire-Win-SNCR.

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by Rappler.com Posted on 11/12/2013 2:28 PM |Updated 11/12/2013 4:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines Rappler multimedia reporter Patricia Evangelista was a recipient of a 2013 Freedom Flame Award on Sunday, November 10, for her “insightful video documentaries and news reporting on issues on freedom and human rights.”

The Freedom Flame Award is a recognition given to individuals for their commitment to good governance and freedom. In addition, the award also serves as an appreciation of the recipients’ continuous support for the freedom campaign of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), a German political foundation that promotes participatory democracy, human rights, and free trade.

A writer, producer and videographer, Evangelista covered, among others, the Zamboanga crisis last September. (WATCH: The guards of Zamboanga City)

Evangelista joined 12 other recipients of this year’s Freedom Flame Award:

The awarding ceremony took place at the San Diego Gardens in Intramuros, Manila. It was also attended by international delegates from Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD).

During the program, Senator Aquino delivered the annual Freedom Speech, addressing the state of freedom in the Philippines. “We are a freedom-loving people. It seems to be ingrained in each Filipino the love for freedom and the willingness to fight for our freedom,” Aquino said. Rappler.com

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Berlin – Freedom of the City | Discover Germany
Berlin is becoming increasingly attractive for people with disabilities. Its efforts on that front have won it the EU's 2012 Access City Award. Many of the c…

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Get City Dealz, SEO-PR, and Business Wire Win U.S. Search Award
Two brand new businesses to New Orleans have teamed up to help each other succeed in the “Big Easy”. Get City Dealz, a new deals site that delivers real time…

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DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

DaVita, a division of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. (DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award in honor of its commitment to supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. DaVita received the award at the 18th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony on Sept. 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Our commitment is to our community first and a critical part of that is making sure that we support our National Guard and Reserve teammates, said Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita. I am honored that we were selected for this award but even prouder that these individuals choose to work for us.

The award ceremony was hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) formally recognized 15 employers that have been named recipients of this years Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Previous award recipients and Department of Defense leadership were in attendance, in addition to trade associations and civilian government leaders.

This week, we honor members of the National Guard and Reserve who carry that legacy forward, said President Barack Obama. We thank the employers who support them; and we reaffirm our promise to provide our troops, our veterans and our military families with the opportunities they have earned.

The Freedom Award is the Department of Defenses highest honor for employer support of National Guard and Reserve employees. The 2013 award recipients represent large and small businesses, as well as public sector agencies. They have distinguished themselves from a field of nearly 2,900 nominations submitted by Reserve Component Service members. These employers have gone above and beyond their legal obligations to military employees, offering formal and informal initiatives that ensure service members and their families are taken care of throughout all types of military service. The recipients measures of support included creating special hiring programs; providing personal support to families, such as home maintenance; and continuing full benefits, salary and additional paid leave options during deployment.

About DaVita:

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500 company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,010 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 159,000 patients. The company also operated 48 outpatient dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The companys leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

About ESGR:

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office established in 1972, develops and maintains employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. On behalf of the Secretary of Defense, ESGR runs the annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award program. Created in 1996, the Freedom Award has been presented to 175 employers since its inception.

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By April Neale Sep 24, 2013, 15:30 GMT

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Oliver Stonewill present PEN Center USAs celebrated First Amendment Award to Chris Hedges at the organizations 23rd Awards Festival on October 14, 2013, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Stone (Wall Street, JFK, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July), will present the First Amendment Award to writer Chris Hedges. He says, In the great tradition of American progressive reporting, now increasingly endangered, Chris Hedges has consistently displayed magnificent courage in speaking out against the abuses of our empire, ” Oliver Stone said. “Im honored to give him this award.”

Chris Hedges is a best-selling author, notably of War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, Death of the Liberal Class; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. He is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, and has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton University. He has reported from more than fifty countries for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was part of a team of reporters awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002. He is a regular columnist for Truthdig.

PEN Center USA will also be honoring Joan Didion with its Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Harrison Ford; Kickstarter, whose founders will receive its Award of Honor; and filmmaker Sonia Nassery Cole, who will receive the Freedom to Write Award at The 23 at the Beverly Hills Hotel on October 14, 2013.

For more information on The 23rd Annual Literary Awards Festival, please contact PEN Center USA at awards@penusa.org.

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Hillary Heckled by Benghazi Chant at Liberty Medal Award Ceremony
Hillary Clinton, of course, didn't lift a finger to save those under siege at the Benghazi diplomatic compound on 9/11 of 2012. An 'in extremis' force was no…

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How we Clean the Isle of Wight's Award Winning Beaches (and recycle what's collected)
The Isle of Wight Council recently saw 13 of its beaches win 17 awards under the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards scheme. A key part of winning awards is keeping…

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