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    Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:46:52

    Bono Receives Liberty Medal - Singer strikes a chord with awards committee

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    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    Perhaps as well known for his activism as for his singing, U2 frontman Bono was recently awarded the prestigious Liberty Medal for his humanitarian efforts. The annual award, given by the National Constitution Center, honors leadership in the pursuit of global freedom. The organization DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), which Bono co-founded in 2002 to combat hunger and disease issues worldwide, will receive a $100,000 donation in conjunction with the award.

    In its 18 year history the award has never before been given to someone who is not a politician. Emphasizing the potential of every individual, Constitution Center President Joseph Torsella said that Bono proves that "the office of citizen is the most important in the world." Past award winners include Colin Powell, Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    09.27.07



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