The prestigious Journalists Club of Mexico on December 7th announced the results of its 70th annual National and International Journalism Competition, presenting its awards to journalists selected by an independent jury. The Schiller Institute and its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche received the Freedom of Expression award, which back in 2019 had been conferred on Julian Assange. This year, Daria Dugina, the Russian journalist who was killed in a terrorist attack outside Moscow back in August, was given a posthumous award received on her behalf by the Russian ambassador to Mexico.
The ceremony began with the Mexican national anthem. Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, press spokesman of the Mexican presidency brought greetings from President López Obrador to the gathered journalists, diplomats and other guests. And the leaders of the Journalists Clubs added their voice to the international demand for peace and an end to war, and against the assassinations and threats by groups such as Ukraine’s CCD.