An investigative journalist from the Philippines who bravely strengthened her country’s Fourth Estate, anchored on the belief in the power of an informed citizenry
Awardees from 2003
A medical doctor who discovered that the high incidence of HIV-AIDS in China’s Henan province was due to the profitable but reckless business of selling human blood
A lawyer from East Timor who provided pro bono legal services to human rights victims in his country
India’s quiet and determined fighter, who ensured free and fair elections even in the midst of conflict and adversity
A Japanese medical doctor working among refugees in the Afghanistan/Pakistan borderlands
An Indian community leader who espoused the release of children in bonded labor, helping them transition from a life of hard work to a life of learning.
Japan’s leading desert agriculturist who applied his knowledge to China and organized thousands of Japanese volunteers to plant trees, alongside Chinese volunteers, as part of his Project Green Hope