Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson has been named the 2011 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award recipient. The award is given annually to a journalist displaying courage is journalism. Nelson started NPR’s Kabul bureau and covered the Arab Spring from Cairo and the fall of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.

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Houston Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Colby-College-honors-NRP-reporter-2168706.php

MPBN
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NPR Correspondent Wins Lovejoy Award for Courageous 

Journalism Mediabistro.com
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/npr-correspondent-wins-lovejoy-award-for-courageous-journalism_b38698