The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, named in honor of
perhaps the greatest champion of liberty in the 20th century, is
presented every other year to an individual who has made a
significant contribution to advance human freedom. The winner for
2010 is Akbar Ganji, an Iranian writer and journalist who spent six
years in prison for advocating a secular democracy and exposing
government involvement in the assassination of individuals who
opposed Iran’s theocratic regime.