"Fake news", "dishonest" - that's how US President Trump called the press. The White House Correspondents' Association holds US leadership to account, DW says. That's why they won the award.
The president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Jeff Mason, has been given the 2017 DW Freedom of Speech Award. Mason said he hopes it will "shed light on the importance of press freedom around the world."
Journalists, politicians and activists debate issues of identity and diversity for three days in Bonn. DW hands out its 'Freedom of Speech Award' at a conference packed with workshops, panel discussions, art and music.
The journalists of the White House Correspondents' Association have been awarded DW's 2017 Freedom of Speech Award. DW said the WHCA had established a new benchmark in holding US leadership accountable.
Organizers of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner hit back at President Donald Trump's criticism of the media as he marked 100 days in office. Trump is the first president in 36 years not to attend the event.
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