- On December 8 in Mexico City, Stephen Lendman received
the prestigious Journalists Club of Mexico's (Club de Periodistas) annual
International Journalism Award at an elaborate internationally-broadcast
ceremony on television and radio.
- Distinguished guests attended, including Mexican and
foreign journalists, media representatives, and many others dignitaries.
- A representative of Mexican President Filipe Calderon
was present to deliver the President's prepared remarks, congratulating
- The event was extraordinary in all respects and is the
truth-telling journalistic equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars.
- All recipients received a certificate and beautiful medallion
which were draped over their heads like an Olympic winner.
- Primarily Mexican and other Latin American journalists
were honored. Only two journalists from North America were included
- Stephen Lendman from the U.S. and Mahdi Nazemroaya from Canada.
- Both spoke briefly on international television to all
Latin America. Their remarks were translated into Spanish.
- Stephen's opening comment was:
- "Today, this gringo from north of the border is
proud to call himself a 'periodista'."
- Translated...it means 'journalist' but to the Mexican
Journalist Club, it's much more than that.
- The club holds this event each year and next year will
mark the club's 60th anniversary. Each year the organization honors very
special journalists for their contribution to truth.
- Stephen said, "I'm truly overwhelmed, deeply honored,
and extremely humbled to have been invited to participate. I'll treasure
what happened forever, won't ever forget its meaning, and will try always
to live up to it."
- Rense.com extends its warmest congratulations to Stephen
for an award and honor richly deserved