November 07, 2018
ISLAMABAD - Gohar Abbas (pictured), a Pakistani journalist working for AFP has been shortlisted for the prestigious Foreign Press Association (FPA) Media Awards 2018.
Gohar's story ‘Heaven and Hell’ was shortlisted under the category of “Travel and Tourism Story of the Year”. It is part of a series that Gohar undertook for AFP while on a reporting mission to Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor.
Others competing in the same category are Fuchsia Dunlop of FT Weekend Magazine (Eating in North Korea) and Nicola Smith of The Daily Telegraph (Danger in Paradise).
The finalists would be announced during the annual dinner gala on November 26.
Another Pakistan correspondent and producer Asad Pabani has been shortlisted for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World. He has covered stories like ‘The curious case of Youhanabad’, and ‘Billion tree tsunami’.
Other stories shortlisted include BBC's series of the podcast about the investigation into the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto by Owen Bennett-Jones, Neal Razzell, and Emma Rippon. The story was shortlisted for the category of ‘Radio/Podcast of the Year’.
The Foreign Press Association Media Awards is regarded as the Oscars of Journalism. In an annual event, the association awards journalists, producers, documentary filmmakers and radio hosts in 13 categories.
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