This year Press Freedom Day was also celebrated with a national ceremony in Uzbekistan where different awards to journalists were given out. During preparations for the event, Regional Dialogue announced a special award for media coverage of human rights area. By the end of April, 13 journalists submitted their print and media reports to Regional Dialogue. Two journalists whose work displayed more courage and showed capacity for critical thinking, so crucial when monitoring respect of human rights, were awarded by Regional Dialogue for their contributions. These two journalists were Ruslan Sabirov, journalist from Navoi and Anorboi Norkulov, editor in chief of a newspaper from Syrdaria region. Director of Regional Dialogue Mjusa Sever handed two digital cameras, provided by US Embassy, to both journalists at the ceremony in Tashkent on May 3rd.