Monday, July 31, 2006

Apostol, Magsaysay awardee

Veteran newspaper publisher Eugenia "Eggie" Apostol is this year's Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism, Literature and Creative Arts.

"Proven to be one of the Philippines' most influential newspaper publishers for the past three decades," The Philippine Communication Centrum described Apostol in its site, Apostol "is a tireless advocate for press freedom," noting that she was "instrumental in helping overthrow two corrupt rulers in the country, Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Estrada by turning public opinion against them."

She was recognized for her "courageous example in placing the truth-telling press at the center of the struggle for democratic rights and better government in the Philippines."

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