PPF Investigate Reporting Fellow passes away
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) mourns the death of Moniza Inam, a PPF Investigative Reporting Fellow and in-charge of the Gallery section of the Daily Dawn’s Sunday magazine.
Inam passed away on June 12 at the age 58. She is survived by her husband and three sons.
Inam was a PPF Investigative Reporting Fellow in 2017, during which she reported on maternal and children’s deaths in Thar as well as looking at the reasoning for widespread hunger and malnourishment in Thar. In 2018, she worked on an investigative report on why there is rampant malnutrition in Sindh.
She remained involved in the fellowship process with selection and evaluation process for other investigative fellows. Inam also conducted training for PPF in five cities in June and July 2018 on “Addressing issues of marginalized groups during election reporting” which includes women, disabled, transgender and minorities and wrote a Learners Handbook for Capacity Development of Journalists publoished with support of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
In November 2007, two of her stories were shortlisted for PPF and UNESCO awards in the general as well as gender sensitivity category. Once again in 2009, her piece ‘Victims of Inhumane Society’ was nominated for the award in the gender sensitivity category.
Her contributions to the journalism industry in Pakistan span decades.
Inam’s association with Dawn began in 2004. She was currently in-charge of the Gallery section of Dawn’s Sunday magazine. She has previously worked as a sub-editor and features writer for Business Recorder amongst her other accomplishments.
Inam was also a women’s rights and human rights activist. Among other contributions, she served as a media consultant for the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women from December 2017.
PPF offers condolences to Inam’s family and pays tribute to her contribution to the journalism industry of Pakistan including the work she did with PPF.