The Mexican journalist, writer and social activist Lydia Cacho has received the VIII Raúl del Pozo Opinion Journalism Award, an award intended to reward journalists and writers who contribute with their work to sustain the democratic press and free opinion.
This was stated to EFE by the journalist, writer and academic Arturo Pérez-Reverte, who is part of the jury for this award that also includes Raúl del Pozo, Antonio Lucas, Karina Sainz Borgo, Manuel Jabois, Edu Galán, Ignacio Camacho and in the which also includes the late David Gistau as honorary president as a tribute to his colleagues.
The prize, which is awarded annually and is intended for opinion journalists who have stood out in the previous year for their work, has recognized Lydia Cacho for her courage, her independence and her feminist struggle.
Lydia Cacho Ribeiro (Mexico, 1963), writer, investigative journalist and documentary producer, has won more than 65 international awards, including the Harold Pinter Prize (London), the UNESCO Guillermo Cano (Paris), the Olof Palme Award ( Sweden) and Journalists from El Mundo (Spain). She has published 19 books translated into 20 languages, including Memoirs of an infamy, Slaves of power, Sex and love in times of crisis,
The distinction granted to Cacho, who has no financial endowment, has recognized Lucía Méndez, Manuel Vicent, Carlos Alsina, Pedro García Cuartango, Soledad Gallego-Díaz, Enric González and Esther Palomera in previous editions.
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