Two journalists will share Sweden’s Olof Palme Prize for what the jury called their “tireless and lonely struggle for the benefit of others”.
Roberto Saviano and Lydia Cacho have been awarded by for their works highlighting the criminal underworlds in Italy and Mexico.
Saviano wrote the mafia expose ‘Gomorrah’ and Cacho has exposed high-level corruption in Mexico.
Both have faced death threats over their work.
The award was created in memory of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme who was assassinated in 1986.