Partners Honor Ridenhour Award Winners

During a moving event at the National Press Club on April 25, the 2012 Ridenhour Prizes were awarded to recipients whose acts of truth-telling protected the public interest, promoted social justice or illuminated a more just vision of society. The recipients were Rep. John Lewis (Ridenhour Courage Prize); Eileen Foster (Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling); Lt. Col. Daniel Davis (Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling); Ali H. Soufan (Ridenhour Book Prize); and Semper Fi: Always Faithful (Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize). These prizes, which were established by The Nation Institute and The Fertel Foundation in partnership with our coalition partners The Fund for Constitutional Government, the Government Accountability Project – GAP, and the Project On Government Oversight – POGO, memorialize the spirit of fearless truth-telling that whistleblower and investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour reflected throughout his extraordinary life and career. Watch video of the event here.