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The school is honored to present the 2015 John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Freedom of the Press Award to Associated Press foreign correspondent Kathy Gannon.
While covering the 2014 Afghan elections, Gannon and AP foreign photographer Anja Niedringhaus were shot by an Afghan police commander. Gannon was badly wounded and spent months recovering. Niedringhaus died at the scene.
Niedringhaus will receive a posthumous Zenger Award at this year’s reception and dinner. The reception and dinner will take place Friday, Oct. 23, at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Westward Look Resort, Sonoran Ballroom, 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ.
Tickets for the Zenger reception and dinner are $85 per person ($35 is tax-deductible), or $1,000 per table ($500 is tax-deductible), and will be avalibale through the UA Foundation. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Photo credit, Anja Niedringhaus