WE DON’T FORGET
The last time journalist and militant Mario Bonino seen alive, was on the afternoon of Thursday, November 11th of 1993. On that day he said goodbye to his son Federico, promised to bring him toy cards on his return from a seminar that the Union Press Workers of Buenos Aires (UTPBA) held in the auditorium of State Workers Association (ATE). He never arrived. On Monday, November 15th of 1993 his lifeless body appeared floating in the Riachuelo River. His murder remains unpunished.
Twenty-four years after the assassination of journalist Mario Bonino, the Union Press Workers of Buenos Aires -UTPBA- continues paying homage to him.
The award given by UTPBA, every year, with the name of Mario Bonino is a permanent tribute to his revolutionary ideas, work and courage denunciating injustice while searching for the truth and fighting for a better world.
The award is given to those journalists who are fully committed to denunciate injustice, cold cases, and crimes against human rights amongst many other important topics that emerge in the everyday living as journalists in a non-stop journalism career.
Hundreds of journalists have already been recognized for their professional work with the Mario Bonino distinction since his disappearance in 1993. I feel honored for receiving the Mario Bonino Award in December of 2017.