Kazakhstani journalist wins international media award


WASHINGTON -- The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) honoured Kazakhstani journalist Saniya Toiken with the 2017 Courage in Journalism Award, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Wednesday (October 25).

The award, which is in its 28th year, recognises female journalists for "extraordinary bravery" and "commitment to the truth", according to RFE/RL.

Toiken accepted the award in Washington Monday (October 23). She works for RFE/RL's Kazakh Service and has covered western Kazakhstani social and political news for more than 20 years.

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