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December 21, 2017
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Journalists honoured for rights-based reporting

Karachi

December 21, 2017

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The Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, (CEJ-IBA) and the Centre for Communication Programs Pakistan (CCPP) hosted a ceremony on Wednesday to honour the winners of the rights-based ‘Excellence in Journalism Awards 2017’.

The awards focused on stories produced on the subjects of health rights, population and women’s rights under four main categories – broadcast (TV and radio), print and online (English and Urdu), and district correspondents.

The judges were Hafiz Tariq Mehmood, Director News, NewsOne TV; Rahimullah Yusufzai, Resident Editor of The News, Peshawar; Afiya Zia, scholar and contributor to Dawn; and Farah Zia, Editor of The News on Sunday.

The winners were Amina Shaheen, Geo TV; Shayan Saleem, Samaa TV; Shumaila Jaffery, BBC; Yousaf Ajab Baloch, Balochistan Point; Bilal Karim Mughal and Saher Baloch, Dawn.com (Baloch now works for BBC); Atika Rehman, Fahad Naveed and Munnazzah Raza, Dawn.com; Muhammad Atif Sheikh, freelance; Syed Sajjad Kazmi, Daily Dunya; Fariha Fatima, ARY News; Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dawn News; Islam Gul Afridi, Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber; and Amjad Ali, Daily Islah.

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