CFWIJ honours Pakistani journalist Nasim Zehra
March 10, 2023 11:27 AM
Nasim Zehra has been included on this year's list of 20 women journalist heroes recognised by the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) for their courage and commitment to speak the truth despite facing threats of violence, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
The Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) launched the campaign on International Women's Day with the hashtag #journohero back in 2019.
Honouring the 20 women journalists, including Nasim Zehra Editor Strategic Affairs and Program host Channel 24, CFWIJ said, "Despite facing threats of violence and censorship, these journalists persist in amplifying the voices of the marginalised and bringing to light stories that might otherwise remain in the shadows. We celebrate a selected number of these journalistic heroes and their unending commitment to speaking truth to power."
Following are the excerpts from CFWIJ ‘s announcement:
This International Women’s Day, we are relaunching the campaign #journohero to honor the vital work of women and non-binary journalists worldwide who continue to inspire us with their reporting.
Through their work, often at great personal risk, these women and non-binary journalists exemplify the very best of the journalistic principles of truth, accuracy, independence, fairness, humanity, and accountability. They push back against misinformation and work to create a more just and equitable world through the simple act of reporting the facts. CFWIJ is in awe of their bravery, determination, and resolve in the face of adversity. We appreciate their efforts to give a voice to the most censored stories and shine a light on injustice, and we stand in solidarity with them.
Despite facing threats of violence and censorship, these journalists persist in amplifying the voices of the marginalized and bringing to light stories that might otherwise remain in the shadows. We celebrate a select number of these journalistic heroes and their unending commitment to speaking truth to power.
CFWIJ (Coalition For Women In Journalism) celebrates the accomplishments and positive contributions of women journalists. The campaign aims to inspire future generations of women journalists, promote equality, recognition, and justice.