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Every Human Has Rights Media Awards

On 6 December 2008 in Paris, the Elders joined award-winning human rights journalists, leaders in civil society, and business and government leaders to celebrate the Every Human Has Rights campaign and participate in the EHHR Media Awards.

Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson in the audience at the Every Human Has Rights Media Awards.

Carter praised the "heroes in the news media" for their role in promoting human rights.

Lakhdar Brahimi at the awards ceremony.

"Journalists are an incredible way of carrying the message" said Mary Robinson, speaking about human rights, to the audience at the awards.

The audience - including Elders Lakhdar Brahimi, Gro Harlem Brundtland and Mary Robinson - applaud Jimmy Carter.

Jimmie Briggs, chair of the judging panel, UN goodwill ambassador and author of Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War.

Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson are joined on stage by the award winners at the Every Human Has Rights Media Awards.

Jimmy Carter shakes hands and gives a thumbs up to an award winner.

Credit: Thierry Boccon-Gibod | The Elders


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