December 09, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Kashif Abbasi of ARY News was adjudged the Most Credible Anchor of the Year at the 2017 AGAHI Journalism Awards held at the Pakistan National Council of Arts Saturday.
The best of the media industry striving for ethical journalism from all across Pakistan were recognized as Journalists of the Year in their respective categories.
Leading opinion makers, senior journalists, policy-makers, diplomats, ambassadors, academicians, professionals from the media industry and representatives from think tanks attended the award ceremony.
This year AGAHI Awards received more than 3000 nominations from all over the country in 40 different categories from print, television, radio and online media.
Puruesh Chaudhary, President AGAHI and the co-founder of the AGAHI Awards while giving the welcome note said: “This year AGAHI Awards celebrates responsibilities; in 2017 as the nation marks its 70th year of independence – we should recognize the tremendous effort of the journalist community in the creation of this country, this is the strength of free media.”
Amir Jahangir, CEO Mishal Pakistan and co-founder, AGAHI Awards, in his welcome address said: “Pakistan has completed its 15th year of electronic media deregulation in the country. AGAHI Awards provides that pivot for media to reflect on the professionalism and credible journalism which creates value towards the public.”
He further said, “We are happy that AGAHI Awards has created that platform for the journalists to be that voice of accountability in Pakistan and beyond.”
Inaugurated on March 28th, 2012, the AGAHI Awards are Pakistan’s first ever journalism awards recognizing the best journalists in more than 40 journalism beats.
The AGAHI Awards 2017 recognized the following “Journalists of the Year” in the following categories:
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