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Iranian, Mexican, Thai women win journalism award

Women from Iran, Mexico and Thailand win courage in journalism prizes By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' Reuters' bureau chief in Iran, the general director of a Mexican newsmagazine and the director of an online newspaper in Thailand have received courage awards from a women's media group.

The International Women's Media Foundation also gave its Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday to the BBC's Kate Adie, whose decades on the job have taken her from Afghanistan, to the Tiananmen Square protests to the war in Bosnia.

The annual courage awards went to Adela Navarro Bello, general director of Zeta newsmagazine in Tijuana, Mexico, who is under threat by the drug cartels; Parisa Hafezi, who has been threatened and beaten for her reporting in Iran; and Chiranuch Premchaiporn, who is facing prison for criticizing the Thai monarchy on her website.

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