Amy Goodman receives “Alternative Nobel”/Right Livelihood Award

Posted at Common Dreams
From AP, October 1, 2008
‘Alternative Nobels’ Go To Journalist, Activists

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – A US journalist, a Swiss-born doctor and activists from India and Somalia were named on Wednesday as this year’s winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “alternative Nobel.”

The Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel’ named on Wednesday four laureates for their work to promote peace, social justice and independent reporting. Goodman is awarded for her independent political journalism…

American reporter Amy Goodman, founder and host of the syndicated radio and television program “Democracy Now!”[on WBAI 99.5FM Radio in NYC], was honored for “truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media,” the organizers said…

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