Mohammed Nabbous Mo was killed in March during Benghazi battle in Libya. He was founder of Libya AlHurra TV and one of the first citizen journalists who started reporting from Libya during the protests.
We have already written about his exceptional work and his ultimate sacrifice for democracy and free media in one of our previous blog posts and now we want to mention him as a recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism.
Nieman Fellows chose to honor Nabbous with this prestigious award because of his extreme courage and his wish to fight for a higher purpose and greater good.
Nieman Fellows at Harvard University said :
Mohammed ‘Mo’ Nabbous and others like him, at great personal risk, helped report the facts and spread the news of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
Mohammed Nabbous Mo will be awarded posthumously on December 1.