Angolan journalist wins Freedom of Expression Award
Rafael Marques de Morais won the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award for exposing corruption in government and business in Angola.
The Angolan reporter has been repeatedly prosecuted for his work exposing government and industry corruption during his career. In 1999, he was arrested and detained for 40 days without charge, and denied food and water for days at a time, following an article critical of the Angolan president.
He currently faces nine charges of defamation for reports on human rights abuses committed during diamond mining operations in a trial that begins a week after the awards.