2016 Tully Free Speech Award
Washington Post reporter
Jason Rezaian was a reporter in Tehran from 2009-2014, serving as the Washington Post’s correspondent starting in 2012. He was arrested in July 2014, and later charged with and convicted of espionage and other serious offenses. He spent 544 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison until his release in January as part of a prisoner swap.
The Tully Free Speech Award is given annually to a journalist who has faced obstacles to free speech.