WSJ’s Gerskovich to obtain Nationwide Press Membership’s Aubuchon Award

Evan Gershkovich

The Nationwide Press Membership is honoring imprisoned Wall Road Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich with its highest honor for press freedom, the John Aubuchon Award.

Eileen O’Reilly, president of the Nationwide Press Membership, and Gil Klein, president of the Nationwide Press Membership Journalism Institute, issued a joint assertion saying the award:

“Journalist Evan Gershkovich has been devoted and brave whereas reporting from Russia throughout a interval of dramatically elevated hazard for journalists. In an setting crammed with dangers, he has persistently delivered trustworthy, daring and enlightening information protection. Evan’s journalism is the reason for his unjust detention by Russian safety forces. Journalism shouldn’t be against the law and Evan shouldn’t be jailed for his occupation — he needs to be honored for it. We name for Evan to be launched instantly and with out circumstances.”

Aubuchon honorees don’t merely obtain recognition and a prize. By deciding on Gershkovich, the Membership and the Institute are committing to observe and assist his case and to work towards making certain his freedom, together with his freedom to publish. The Membership and the Institute will proceed to advocate not just for Gershkovich, but in addition for all of the international journalists working from Russia and who had anticipated that their non-Russian passports would supply them some safety.

Leaders of The Wall Road Journal and Dow Jones issued the next statements:

“We thank the Nationwide Press Membership for honoring Evan’s dedication to shedding mild on points world wide so the general public could make knowledgeable selections. Evan is a distinguished member of the free press, and some other ideas are false. We deeply recognize the Nationwide Press Membership and the Nationwide Press Membership Journalism Institute for standing with Evan as we proceed to demand his launch.”
Emma Tucker, Editor in Chief, The Wall Road Journal

“Evan is a revered journalist whose reporting supplies a singular perception into life in an evolving Russia,” stated Almar Latour, CEO of Dow Jones and Writer of The Wall Road Journal. “His unjust arrest deprives readers world wide and in Russia of worthwhile insights. It’s an affront to journalism and may matter to anybody who values freedom. Evan represents the easiest of The Wall Road Journal and Dow Jones, and we proceed to name for his protected and fast launch.”