Award-winning story uncovers the conflict between Russian
President Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) last night honored the
winner of its fourth annual Media
for Liberty Award, a $50,000 prize that recognizes media
contributions that explore the link between economic and political
Wrath of Putin," a story by Masha Gessen, was selected by the Media
for Liberty Award Jury as the 2013 award winner. Print, broadcast and
online submissions were evaluated on criteria including relevance to the
public discourse, educational value, mastery of the media format and
"The Wrath of Putin" masterfully chronicles the clash between two
titans, Russian President Vladimir Putin and former wealthiest man in
Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, in a relationship which led to
Khodorkovsky's almost decade-long imprisonment and the downfall of his
empire. Masha Gessen's diligent reporting illuminates the bitter war
between "one man's truth and another's tyranny."
"This story exposes the challenging nature of the evolution of Russian
business and politics and its impact on economic and political liberty,"
said John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media. "We are pleased to honor
Masha Gessen for her courage and her outstanding reporting of this
"The Wrath of Putin" was celebrated at an evening ceremony hosted by
Liberty Media and emceed by John Stossel, host of "STOSSEL" on Fox
Business and Fox News contributor, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
For more information on the Media for Liberty Award, including details
regarding eligibility and past honorees please visit www.mediaforlibertyaward.com.
About Liberty Media Corporation
Liberty owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and
entertainment businesses, including its subsidiaries Atlanta National
League Baseball Club, Inc., SiriusXM, and TruePosition, Inc., its
interests in Live Nation Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority
equity investments in Time Warner Inc. and Viacom.
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Source: Liberty Media Corporation
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