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Rafael Marques de Morais was honoured with the Freedom of Speech award for his work in 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.
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