February 09, 2016
ISLAMABAD - Prominent journalist Hamid Mir has been shortlisted for the 2016 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards for his fight for media freedom and civil liberties of Pakistani citizens.
Geo.tv quoting Index on Censorship, a UK-based non-profit organization said Mir was shortlisted because of his courage and his place amongst the global heroes battling censorship and fighting for freedom of expression.
Index on Censorship campaigns against censorship worldwide and promotes work of censored writers.
The organization said Mir’s 30-year-career has been “punctuated by threats, physical assaults, abductions and assassination attempts” but he has remained steadfast in his beliefs against incredible obstacles.
Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index, said about Mir: "It is shocking that any journalist has to endure separation from his family, to be shot at and be confined to a life under armed guard simply for reporting the news that people should know. With his dogged determination to bring the truth to light at whatever cost, Hamid Mir is a champion against censorship and an example to us all."
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