Colby College Bestows Award for Courageous Journalism

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, a correspondent for National Public Radio, has been selected to receive the 2011 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Nelson is being honored for her reporting in Afghanistan, Egypt, and most recently in Libya.

Nelson is based in Cairo. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

The Lovejoy Award is named after Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Colby’s valedictorian in 1826. An abolitionist publisher, he was slain in 1837 in Illinois for expressing his views opposing slavery.

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