Jury 2008

Members of the Jury of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2008, supported by the Cano Foundation and the Ottaway Foundation

Mr Walid Al-Saqqaf
Journalist (Former Publisher & Editor in Chief), Yemen Times
Yemen

Mr Davidson L. Hepburn
Former President of Natcom, former Ambassador of the Bahamas to the UN, former non resident Ambassador of the Bahamas to Haiti and Cuba. Chairman of Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation.
Bahamas

Ms Christine Ockrent
Director of “Duel sur la 3” on TV channel France 3, President of the France Metro Group editorial board former Director of l’Express and l’Européen
France

Mr Atmakusuma Astraatmajda
Executive Director of Dr Soetomo Press Institute
Indonesia

Joergen Ejboel
Chairman, JP-Politikens Hus
Denmark

Catherine Gicheru
News Editor, The Nation
Kenya

Mr Daoud Kuttab
Director, AmanNet
Jordan

Mr Adam Michnik
Former Edittor In Chief of “Gazeta Wyborcza”
Poland

Ms Ilze Jaunalksne
Journalist
Latvia

Mr Narasimhan Ram
Editor-in-chief
The Hindu,
India

Mr Joe Thloloe (President of the Jury)
Former chairperson of the South African Editors’ Forum
South African Press Ombudsman
South Africa

Mr Ricardo Uceda
Director, Instituto Prensa y Sociedad
Peru

The Ottaway Foundation representative:

Mr James H. Ottaway, Jr.
Retired Chairman of Ottaway Newspapers, Director of Dow Jones & Company, and Chairman Emeritus of World Press Freedom Committee
USA

The Cano Foundation representative:

Mr Sergio Farjado Valderrama
Former Mayor of the City of Medellin
Journalist in Radio Caracol
Colombia

Back to top