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Khadija Ismayilova Receives Anti-Corruption Prize for Investigative Journalism

Khadija Ismayilova Receives Anti-Corruption Prize for Investigative Journalism

The anti-corruption movement is alive, and it’s international.

Last month, investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova received the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity for her work in uncovering government corruption in Azerbaijan. To do her job, Ismayilova faces political opposition and personal risk every single day.

Azerbaijan (Photo: Wikimedia)

Khadija Ismayilova Receives Allard Prize

“At a ceremony held on September 28, 2017 at the University of British Columbia, one of the anti-corruption movement’s most inspiring leaders, Khadija Ismayilova, was announced as the recipient of the CAD $100,000 Allard Prize. Khadija is an investigative journalist known for challenging corruption and misuse of power at the highest levels of government and for inspiring a new age of political activism in Azerbaijan where media is strictly controlled.” ~ Allard Prize for International Integrity

Allard Honorable Mentions

The 2017 Allard Prize Ceremony also honored Egyptian women’s rights lawyer Azza Soliman and Brazil’s Car Wash Task Force, possibly the largest anti-corruption campaign in the world.

About the Allard Prize for International Integrity

“Launched in 2012, the Allard Prize for International Integrity is one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the fight against corruption and the protection of human rights (CAD $100,000).

The Allard Prize is awarded biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, and the Rule of Law.  Nominations are ongoing and open to the public.”

Allard Prize for International Integrity

Anti-Corruption Heroes



About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. usfman

    Your recent videos have been very informative and help me stay global minded

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes, it’s nice to reflect on courageous people fighting the good fight all over the world.


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