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Cash Prize for Paul

1 January 2006 at 23:57 | 411 views

PRESS RELEASE

Today as free speech triumphs in Sierra Leone, the North America Center for African Writers (NACAW) announces the winner of the first Paul Kamara Free Speech Award in honor of a selfless Sierra Leonean journalist/writer who continues to risk his life to WRITE the WORD that contains the TRUTH.

December 31, 2005, about a month since Paul Kamara was freed from prison, NACAW announces the Paul Kamara Free Speech Award!

Among many other great journalists/writers who WRITE the WORD that contains the TRUTH in Sierra Leone, a country that is on record for the incarceration, banishment, and mysterious death of those who speak the TRUTH, Paul Kamara emerges as the first winner of the Paul Kamara Free Speech Award through a popular nomination process by Sierra Leoneans in Sierra Leone and abroad.

NACAW, proudly announces Paul Kamara, a recently incarcerated journalist in Sierra Leone, as the journalist/writer who WRITES the WORD that contains the TRUTH the winner of a Le1, 000, 000 (One Million Leones) cash prize of the first Paul Kamara Free Speech Award.

NACAW takes this opportunity to announce that the Paul Kamara Free Speech Award will subsequently be given to a fearless Sierra Leonean journalist/writer who WRITES the WORD that contains the TRUTH. As part of the process to institutionalize this award, NACAW invites all interested Sierra Leoneans/friends of Sierra Leone to join this noble process to encourage and promote journalists/writers who have dedicated their lives to WRITE the WORD that contains the TRUTH.

In future, NACAW expects a ten million pay out to the Sierra Leonean journalist/writer who WRITES the WORD that contains the TRUTH.

NACAW thanks all nominees and nominators and wishes them all a happy New Year.

LET US SHOW THE WOLRD THAT WE CAN STAND BEHIND OUR HEROES!

Gbanabom
Hallowell
Karamoh Kabba

Director
Award Coordinator

Photo: Gbanabom Hallowell of NACAW.

Karamoh Kabba
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With our hurricane lamps, who says we cannot light asphalt jungles despite the high winds? "Then right opinion is nothing inferior to knowledge." (Socrates)
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naCAW

North America Center for African Writers

9900-E Greenbelt Road, Suite 181

Lanham, MD 20706

Tel: 240-205-3245/301-794-6079/301-335-7062

Fax: 301-765-3685

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