Lydia Cacho is a journalist, social activist and author who has been awarded the National Human Rights Prize Don Sergio Méndez Arceo, the Yo Donna Prize in Spain for her humanitarian work, Amnesty Internationa’s Ginetta Sagan Prize, UNESCO’s Guillermo Cano Prize for freedom of expression and the PEN/Pinter International Writer of Courage Award, among many others. She has been a radio, television and newspaper journalist for over 18 years and she is the author of the critically acclaimed Los demonios del edén, Memorias de una infamia and Esclavas del poder. She lives in Cancun, Mexico.
RECENT PRIZES AND AWARDS:
2006 National Human Rights Prize Don Sergio Méndez Arceo · 2007 Ginetta Sagan Prize/Amnesty International · 2007 CNN Hero · 2007 International Hero to End Human Trafficking by US Department of State · 2008 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize (France) · 2008 One Humanity Award/PEN Canada · 2008 PEN Tucholsky Award (Sweden) · 2009 The Wallemberg Medal, University of Michigan (USA) · 2010 Harold Pinter/PEN Writer of Courage Award (UK) · 2010 International Press Prize Manu Legineche (Spain) · 2010 International Press Institute - Freedom of Press Heroe · 2011 Civil Courage Prize (USA) · 2011 Hrant Dink Award (Turkey)