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Press freedom prize goes to four journalists

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Journalists from Brazil, China, Kyrgyzstan and Liberia were to be honored Tuesday at the 2012 International Press Freedom Awards in New York for taking huge risks to expose human rights violations in their countries. 

Protesters attend a demonstration to demand the release of arrested Tibetan movie director Dhondup Wangchen in front of the Chinese embassy in Tokyo in 2009. Journalists from Brazil, China, Kyrgyzstan and Liberia were to be honored Tuesday at the 2012 International Press Freedom Awards in New York for taking huge risks to expose human rights violations in their countries.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said the four reporters "have faced severe reprisals for their work, including assault, threats, and torture."

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