Radio La Voz de Bagua (Amazonas), received the Freedom of Expression Award, given by the UK based institution “Index on Censorship,” due to its consistent fight to defend freedom of expression.
The prize was awarded last Thursday to this station whose license was canceled by the government after its coverage of the protests that took place in Amazonas in June 2009.
Catalina Cortez received the price in London on behalf of Carlos Flores Borja, director of Radio La Voz.
Cortez is an official of Rory Peck Trust, an organization that looks after journalists persecuted or in problems caused by the violation of the rights to freedom of expression and press.
Radio La Voz was shortlisted for the prize along with media from England, Yemen and Turkey.
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