Nawa-i-Waqt wins ICRC Award
ISLAMABAD, May 07 2006: As the guardian and promoter of international humanitarian law, the InternaÂtional Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced “Award for journalists” to proÂmote humanitarian writing among journalists. The winners of “Award for journalists 2006″ are Rina Saeed Khan in best English write-up and Naveed Akram Abbasi in best Urdu write-up. The award money for English is Rs 30,000 and for Urdu is Rs 25,000.
Rina Saeed Khan wrote “Don’t cry for me, Kashmir” in The Friday Times while Naveed Akram Abbasi wrote “Zinda Zameer Afrad ko Tameer-e-Nau main shamil kiyajaye “in NawaÂi-Waqt. According to an ICRC stateÂment, it was a difficult decision to decide the winners as all enÂtries were well articulated and raised humanitarian issues faced by the affectees after the earthÂquake. It was the first time in Pakistan that the ICRC announced such an award for journalists and the award is to become an anÂnual feature to encourage jourÂnalists to report on humaniÂtarian issues.
The statement also takes the opportunity to thank and apÂpreciate all the journalists who committed themselves to huÂmanitarian reporting of the earthÂquake and covering the activiÂties of humanitarian organizaÂtions.
Source: The News