Andrei Safonov, Moldova
"Mr. Safonov is a well-known political analyst and journalist in Transnistria, the separatist enclave in eastern Moldova ruled by an internationally-unrecognized authoritarian criminal regime. At great personal risk, Mr. Safonov has tirelessly promoted democratic values and human rights, as well as reconciliation between the two sides to the conflict, while keeping his publication, "Novaya Gazeta," alive as one of just a handful of independent voices in Transnistria."  
Resources and articles
- U.S. EMBASSY IN MOLDOVA ANOINTS FALSE "FREEDOM CHAMPION" FOR BUSH, Eurasia Daily Monitor, accessed August 24, 2007.
- Background on Participants "champions of Freedom", White House, accessed August 24, 2007.