June 05, 2019
ISLAMABAD – Cyril Almeida, an assistant editor at Dawn newspaper, was on Wednesday awarded the International Press Institute (IPI) 71st World Press Freedom Hero Award at a ceremony in Geneva.
“It's an honour to recognize the courageous journalism done by Cyril and his newspaper,” the IPI said on Twitter. “We’re proud to award the 2019 IPI World #PressFreedom Hero award to #Pakistan’s Cyril Almeida (@cyalm), columnist and assistant editor for @dawn_com.”
The IPI had named Almeida as its 71st World Press Freedom Hero in April.
We're proud to award the 2019 IPI World #PressFreedom Hero award to #Pakistan's Cyril Almeida (@cyalm), columnist and assistant editor for @dawn_com. ðŸ‘ #IPIWoCo— IPI (@globalfreemedia) June 5, 2019
It's an honour to recognize the courageous journalism done by Cyril and his newspaper. pic.twitter.com/vCSQqUNMvZ
The award honors journalists who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly in the face of considerable personal risk.
Almeida is a Rhodes scholar with a law degree from Oxford University. He briefly worked as a lawyer in Pakistan before entering journalism.
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