Déo Namujimbo – exfiltrated by RWB
His brother, also a journalist, was murdered in 2008 in DRC. He came to Paris in early 2009 to receive his Plume d’Or prize. RWB took advantage of this time to get him a grant, support his exfiltration and help him demand political refugee status, which he received. .
Mary Luz Avendaño, journalist seeking refuge in Spain.
After having revealed the arrival of a new drug trafficker who came to dispute a part of the territory held by rival gangs in Medellin, Colombia in a June 2011 article, Mary Avedo's life is under threat. She has to "stop such disclosures if she values her life." The journalist's life has already been under danger, since she revealed connections between certain paramilitary groups and the police. Reporters Without Borders, who is closely following her situation, is encouraging her to go into exile for her own protection. Mary Luz has left everything, fleeing the danger via Peru and then Spain.
Agil Khalil, Azerbaidjani journalist refugee in France
"If I am still alive it is thanks to Reporters Without Borders" Stabbed, then pushed under the metro was the fate of Agil Khalil, a Young Azerbaijani journalist following the 2008 publication of several articles denouncing the activities of the local mafia and the corruption of the judicial system. He came within a hair's breadth away from death. Terrified, he hid. An escape followed. RWB obtained a visa and upon his arrival guided him through all the administrative procedures. "RWB is like a second family. As soon as I arrived, I was immediately surrounded. Psychologically, it's very important in the beginning. Since then, I have been able to resume my studies in France, and I continue to write for the newspaper that I worked for in Azerbaijan."