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Excellence in Journalism Award 2016

Center for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ IBA) Karachi and Center for Communication Programs Pakistan (CCPP) jointly organized the first ever Excellence in Journalism Award. The ceremony was held on December 19, 2016 at CEJ IBA city campus Karachi. The reporters were selected by a panel of prominent senior journalists based on news stories published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 from three categories: Mainstream broadcast (TV, Radio); Mainstream Print/Online; and District Correspondents (Print, Online, TV, Radio). The panel included Rahimullah Yousufzai, resident editor of The News Peshawar, Wusatullah Khan, freelance journalist and analyst on Dawn News and Farah Zia, editor of The News on Sunday. The winners in Mainstream broadcast (TV, Radio) were Ovais Ahmed Tanveer (Express News); Danyal Hasan (Dawn News) and the runners-up were Safdar Hussain Shah (PTV News) and Saifullah Cheema (Dawn News).
Winners in Mainstream Print/Online were Zofeen T. Ebrahim (Independent journalist); Muhammad Suleman (News Lens Pakistan). Runners-up were Izhar Ullah (The Express Tribune); Sameer Mandhro (The Express Tribune) and Moniza Inam (Dawn newspaper)And in the category of District Correspondents (Print, Online, TV, Radio), the winners were Adnan Khatri (The Nation); Mohammad Shahid (AWKUM VOICE). And Runners-up were Amjad Ali (Daily Mashriq); Nisar Ahmed Khan (Dawn).The work of senior journalists Mukhtar Alam, Asif Chaudhry and Shahida Parveen was also recognized for their vast contribution in health journalism.
Speaking on the occasion, senior journalist and CEJ director Kamal Siddiqi said, “Health is a neglected area in journalism and we need to do more in terms of highlighting the issues that relate to health in Pakistan. Senior journalist Rahimullah Yousufzai applauded the CEJ-CCPP efforts and said that it was a good initiative to recognize the crucial work which has been largely ignored.


Center for Communication Programs Pakistan is a sister organization of Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs based in Baltimore, Maryland and registered in Pakistan as a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization under the Societies Act XXI of 1860.
You can learn more about the worldwide network of Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs by visiting: CCP Worldwide Network