Freedom Forum

2023 Free Expression Awards

Thursday, June 8, 2023
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Freedom Forum invites you to meet outstanding champions of free and fearless expression at the 2023 Free Expression Awards.

Join us on Thursday, June 8 to celebrate this year’s honorees.


Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader

Accepted by Leonid Volkov, chief of staff for Alexey Navalny

Maria Hinojosa, president and founder, The Futuro Media Group

Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

Alexey Navalny

Alexey Navalny

Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa


Barbara and Christopher Wall

Stay tuned for more important details, including COVID-19 safety measures, as the event approaches.

ASL interpreters will be provided upon request. Please email Elizabeth Dickson at no later than May 8 with your request.

The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to fostering First Amendment freedoms for all. It works to raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy and action, sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.