The current Nieman Fellows at Harvard University have selected Libyan Mohammed Nabbous, founder of Libya Alhurra TV, as this year’s recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism.
Nabbous, who was killed in March, was chosen as a representative of all those who courageously worked to disseminate news during the Arab Spring. The award will be presented posthumously in a ceremony at the Nieman Foundation on Dec. 1. Full details can be found online on the Nieman website.
Nabbous founded and ran the Internet division of Libya Alhurra TV, a widely viewed live video channel, and transmitted the first images and sounds of the civil unrest in Libya to the outside world in February. He was shot and killed on March 19, 2011 while reporting on fighting in Benghazi.