AP

March 8, 2016 - 9:35am
The Associated Press correspondent is the ninth recipient of the award for her dangerous, important work in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Kathy Gannon received the 2015 Tully Award for Free Speech on March 7. Gannon, a native Canadian, spent the past 18 years in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a senior correspondent for the AP. She is known for having exclusive contact with the Taliban and for her tenacious attitude when it comes to reporting on important issues in the region such as women's rights, elections and the intricacies of war.