March 07, 2019
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Rabia Noor of ARY News is one of five journalists to win the inaugural Jamal Khashoggi Award for Courageous Journalism.
The US-based Inti Raymi Fund, a global human rights foundation, administers the awards.
The award honors the brave journalists who expose abuse of power and corruption, share difficult truths, discuss taboo topics and work in hostile environments.
Rabia is the only Asian journalist among the winners. She got selected for her reporting on taboo topics and bold issues.
“I touch issues people do not even talk about, and I face criticism for doing that but, still, that doesn’t stop me,” she told JournalismPakistan.com on Thursday.
“I dedicate this award to my mother and all the struggling women in the world, who have dreams for them. Failures can't stop them. They will succeed one day.”
Rabia did a series of stories on women empowerment, human rights, and on kids with indeterminate sex and also exclusive stories on forgotten faces.
The organizers have yet to announce the venue for the award ceremony.
The Jamal Khashoggi Award for Courageous Journalism was launched in December 2018.
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