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France: Assange wins EU’s Galizia journalism prize01:01

France: Assange wins EU’s Galizia journalism prize

France, Strasbourg
April 17, 2019 at 01:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was awarded the 2019 GUE/NGL Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers & Defenders of the Right to Information in an event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire accepted the award on behalf of the Australian, who was detained last Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

"Julian Assange will be remembered long after many of us have faded because people will tell the story of Assange, the whistleblower, the publisher," said Maguire before accepting the award.

Assange jointly won the award with Nestle whistleblower Yasmine Motarjemi and Football Leaks’ Rui Pinto.

The award pays tribute to the legacy of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered in 2017.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was awarded the 2019 GUE/NGL Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers & Defenders of the Right to Information in an event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire accepted the award on behalf of the Australian, who was detained last Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

"Julian Assange will be remembered long after many of us have faded because people will tell the story of Assange, the whistleblower, the publisher," said Maguire before accepting the award.

Assange jointly won the award with Nestle whistleblower Yasmine Motarjemi and Football Leaks’ Rui Pinto.

The award pays tribute to the legacy of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered in 2017.

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