Newseum to Host Journalists Memorial Rededication on June 9

1952The Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial on June 9 in honor of ten journalists who died or were killed in the pursuit of news during 2013. Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of the Associated Press, will serve as the rededication’s keynote speaker.

“The Journalists Memorial reminds us of the risks and sacrifices made by journalists around the world,” said Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute. “Journalists face injury and threats, and some pay the ultimate sacrifice.”

With this year’s addition of 10 names from 2013, the memorial holds the names of 2,256 reporters, photographers, broadcasters and news executives from around the world, dating back to 1837. Its gallery features hundreds of photographs of the listed journalists as well as informational kiosks.

The 10 journalists being recognized at this year’s rededication are:

Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev (Novoye Delo, in Russia)

Yasser Faisal al-Jumaili (Freelance, in Syria)

Mikhail Beketov (Khimkinskaya Pravda, in Russia)

Mick Deane (Sky News, in Egypt)

Ghislaine Dupont (Radio France Internationale, in Mali)

Rodrigo Neto (Rádio Vanguarda and Vale do Aço, in Brazil)

Sai Reddy (Deshbandhu, in India)

Fernando Solijon (DXLS Love Radio, in the Philippines)

Claude Verlon (Radio France Internationale, in Mali)

Olivier Voisin (Freelance, in Syria)

For more information, or to RSVP as a member of the press, click here.