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2013 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling: Jose Antonio Vargas

March 22, 2013 (1 min read)

"Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of the immigration awareness organization Define American, is the 2013 recipient of The Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling. ... The judges award the 2013 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling to Jose Antonio Vargas because, like Ron Ridenhour, he had a choice: to remain silent and safe or reveal his truth and risk sanctions. For Vargas those risks included the loss of a promising career and even deportation.  In taking the latter course, he practiced the type of moral courage that Ridenhour Prize winners exemplify."