KARACHI: The global media control agency Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued the list of nominees for their press freedom awards before their 25th anniversary.
Journalists and media outlets in 12 countries have been selected for three international awards.
Among them are a Russian investigative journalist who has been attacked several times, a Vietnamese journalist who has been beaten and imprisoned for her work, and the oldest newspaper in Pakistan. Sunrise, which is repeatedly harassed by officials.
Sunrise He has been nominated for the Independence Award.
“The oldest daily newspaper in the country is the only one that continues to resist the military government. Its distribution was banned during the 2018 elections. This year, the government ordered advertisers not to publish ads with Dawn, ”said RSF.
Since its creation in 1992, the Press Freedom Awards of Reporters Without Borders honor especially brave and independent journalists whose work has had a great impact.
“Many of the nominees face constant threats or have been jailed several times for their work; However, these journalists refused to be silenced and continue to raise their voices against abuse of power, corruption and other crimes. Instead of discouraging us, the difficult situations faced by these journalists inspire us to make a change. Courage in the pursuit of journalistic ideals is a formidable motivating force for all those who want to address the most important challenges of humanity, "said Christophe Deloire, general secretary of RSF.
The winners of the awards will be announced in Berlin on September 12.
Posted on Dawn, September 1, 2019