Celebrating the World’s Champions of Free Expression

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 take place:

April 28, 2022

Location: The Anthem
901 Wharf Street SW
Washington, DC 20024


Alberto Ibargüen

Alberto Ibargüen

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


Eric Treene

Eric Treene

Former Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice


Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Knight Chair in Race and Journalism and Founder of the Center for Journalism and Democracy, Howard University


Stop AAPI Hate

Founders of Stop AAPI Hate

Cynthia Choi, Russell Jeung and Manjusha P. Kulkarni


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


Platinum Sponsor

The Reef Team
Silver Sponsors

Heather and Paul Haaga Jr. • John and Cynthia Lee • Jan Neuharth and Joseph Keusch • Sequentur • Twitter

Valet Sponsor


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