Award

October 16, 2012 - 10:57am
Dhaif, the winner of the 2012 Tully Award for Free Speech, accepted her award and spoke in the Hergenhan Auditorium Monday night.

When Lamees Dhaif’s niece tells her she wants people to be anxious to read her every word just like her aunt, Dhaif is often unsure about how to respond.

“Do I tell her a word could cost her her life?” Dhaif, a Bahraini journliast, asked the audience in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium Monday night. “Or should I tell her that a word can distance her from everyone she loves and everything she loves?”

April 14, 2011 - 10:29pm
As winner of the Tully Center honor, Umar Cheema says 'staying silent was not an option' following his abduction.

He was abducted, stripped naked and tortured for holding the Pakistani government accountable for its commitments. Umar Cheema’s life was put in jeopardy on Sept. 4, 2010, because of his investigative journalism. It also earned him a free speech award Thursday evening at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

“That was the day when my freedom was robbed,” Cheema said in a discussion with Professor Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University. The center gives an annual award to a journalist who has faced a free speech threat.

March 28, 2011 - 10:40pm
Craig Harris won the prize for his eight-part investigative series on the broken and corrupt pension system in Arizona.

The inaugural Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting was presented to Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris Monday evening at the Newhouse School.

Of 103 entrants in this year’s contest, Harris won the prize for his eight-part investigative series on the broken and corrupt pension system in Arizona.

February 7, 2011 - 4:16pm
Two of SU's radio stations are in the running for mtvU's College Radio Woodie Award.

Thanks to a commitment to bringing the best new music to their listeners, two of Syracuse University’s radio stations are up for a mtvU Woodie Award. WERW and WJPZ are nominated in the Top 50 College Radio Woodie category and could be honored with a Woodie for being the best college radio station in the country for 2011.