JournalismPakistan.com June 14, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Maria Kamal of The News has been chosen for the 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists Fellowship, a living memorial to the legacy of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The 27-year-old Karachi-based journalist who works as an assistant editor has edited and written for the city, op-ed and business pages of the newspaper.
Maria, an MA in International Relations, English and Journalism, is among four journalists who will be arriving in New York prior to the opening of the 68th UN General Assembly in September and will report from the United Nations for 10 weeks.
According to http://www.unjournalismfellowship.org/ Maria has taught multi-media journalism at Szabist University and presently teaches writing to undergraduate students. Ms. Kamal is a human rights enthusiast. She is particularly interested in women’s emancipation, freedom of expression and intercultural communication.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists, is dedicated to the advancement of a fuller understanding of the deliberations of the United Nations as it seeks to alleviate human suffering and further world peace; to support and promote the profession of journalism in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and to inspire a strong and diverse community of journalists who will give voice to the challenges facing their countries.
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