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Section: General News - Filipino journalist Aries Rufo received the Asia Pacific regional winner of the European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Prize, given to journalists committed to human rights and democracy.
The ceremonies were held in Strasbourg, France on November 17.
Rufo was one of five regional prize-winners from all over the world, winnowed from among more than 1,500 nominees from over 150 countries. He won for his article about threats to the judiciary in the Philippines and received Euro5,000 and a trophy.
The article, "A Cry for Justice: 44 Judges Killed in Recent Years", appeared in Newsbreak online magazine on January 4, 2008.