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Iryna Khalip, Agnes Taile
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IWMF Award winners Iryna Khalip (L), Agnes Taile
(2nd R) pose with Amira Hass (R) and Liza Gross (2nd L) at the 2009 IWMF Award ceremony.

Women of Honor: Writers Who Won’t Be Silenced

October 28, 2010
by Shannon Firth
Each year scores of journalists and other writers are threatened, arrested, abused and even murdered for sharing true stories about human rights atrocities through news articles, essays, books and poems. Meet five dissident writers whose lives and struggles will enlighten and inspire.
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April 07, 2009
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March 19, 2009
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January 21, 2009
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January 20, 2009
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