Pakistani journalist wins New York Press Club award
LAHORE: Pakistani journalist Fasih Ahmed has won the New York Press Club’s Best Spot News Award 2007 for coverage of the Benazir Bhutto assassination for Newsweek.
Newsweek has won four awards for its global coverage of major news and events during the last year. Fasih Ahmed’s co-winners from Newsweek are Michael Hirsch, Mark Hosenball, Graham Allison and Linda Bird Francke, the woman who co-authored Benazir Bhutto’s autobiography, Daughter of the East. “I am very pleased to have been acknowledged by my peers in journalism,” said Fasih Ahmed. “This is an award for democracy and for Pakistan.”
Fasih Ahmed was the Inaugural Daniel Pearl Fellow and worked as a staff reporter at the Washington, DC, bureau of The Wall Street Journal. He was also a fellow at the East-West Institute in 2004. Fasih Ahmed is the former city editor of Daily Times and assistant news editor of The Friday Times.
The New York Press Club awards recognise excellence and accomplishment in journalism, and this year’s winners were selected from nearly 300 nominees. The presentation of the Press Club’s 2008 Journalism Awards will take place at a ceremony in Manhattan, NYC, on June 16.
Source: Daily Times