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2022 Free Expression Awards

April 28, 2022

The Anthem

The Freedom Forum invites you to meet outstanding champions of free and fearless expression at the 2022 Free Expression Awards. You can be in the room where it happens at The Anthem in Washington, D.C., or join us virtually from the comfort of your home.

Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC anchor
Host: Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC anchor

Hosted by Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC anchor, and chaired by Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef, the 2022 awards will honor:

Alberto Ibargüen

President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, recipient of the 2022 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.

Eric Treene

Former special counsel for Religious Discrimination, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Founder, Center for Journalism and Democracy and Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications; staff writer, The New York Times Magazine.

Leaders of Stop AAPI Hate

•   Manjusha P. Kulkarni, executive director, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
•   Cynthia Choi, co-executive director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
•   Russell Jeung, professor, San Francisco State University, College of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies Department

Steering Committee
Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef, event chairs
Kristina Arriaga
Martin Baron
Connie Chung and Maury Povich
Wayne A. I. Frederick
Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr.
Brent W. Jones
John and Cynthia Lee 
Elisa Lees Muñoz 
Barbara Wall
Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt

Honorary Host Committee
Sen. Ben Cardin
Rep. Sharice Davids
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
Sen. Rob Portman
Sen. Chris Van Hollen

To learn about sponsoring the 2022 Free Expression Awards, or to make a contribution to support our work, please contact Elizabeth Dickson at [email protected].


April 28, 2022
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The Anthem
901 Wharf Street SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Freedom Forum
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