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About Akbar Ganji
Akbar Ganji (Persian: اکبر گنجی, born 31 January 1960 in Qazvin Province) is an Iranian journalist and writer. He has been described as a "Iran’s preeminent political dissident", and a "wildly popular pro-democracy journalist" who has crossed press censorship "red lines" regularly. A supporter of the Islamic revolution as a youth, he became dissenchanted in the mid-1990s and served time in Tehran's Evin Prison from 2001 to 2006 after publishing a series of stories on the murder of dissident authors known as the Chain Murders of Iran. While in prison he issued a manifesto which established him as the first "prominent dissident, believing Muslim and former revolutionary" to call for a replacement of Iran's theocratic system with "a secular democracy." Having been named honorary citizen of many European cities and awarded distinctions for his writing and civil , Ganji has won several international awards for his work, including the World Association of Newspapers' Golden Pen of Freedom Award , Canadian Journalists for Free Expression's International Press Freedom Award, the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, and the John Humphrey Freedom Award.

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Iran Journalists Ranking

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Rank Name Total
8. Emadeddin Baghi 3643
9. Masoud Behnoud 3061
10. Isa Saharkhiz 2651
11. Adel Ferdosipur 2529
12. Akbar Ganji 2512
13. H. Shariatmadari 2489
14. Nikahang Kowsar 446
15. Ahmad Bourghani 262
16. Mohammad Ghouchani 182

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67. Mona El-Shazly 2740
68. Isa Saharkhiz 2651
69. Soledad OBrien 2610
70. Adel Ferdosipur 2529
71. Akbar Ganji 2512
72. H. Shariatmadari 2489
73. Hasan Karakaya 2341
74. Ali Bulac 2309
75. William Waack 2224

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