This year we celebrate voices that speak truth to power, create more inclusive stories, and spearhead a moment, making it into a movement through telling timely and touching stories.
This Year’s Honorees
JAMAL KHASHOGGI (Posthumous)
Washington Post Journalist
Saudi expatriate, Jamal Khashoggi, left his country and family for the freedom to “speak when so many cannot.” One year later, he was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Join us in honoring his legacy of courageous journalism posthumously.
Washington Post Global Opinions Editor
In covering issues like race, gender, international politics, and recruiting voices like that of Jamal Khashoggi, Karen Attiah elevates seldom heard stories. Since her colleague’s murder, she has led a movement demanding justice and calling for the protection of journalists worldwide.
Writer, Director, and Producer of Jinn
Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker Nijla Baseema Mu’min tells stories about black girls and women who find themselves between worlds and identities. Her debut feature film, Jinn, is emblematic of her authentic storytelling and compelling perspective.