Freelance Pakistani journalist wins international award
LONDON: Freelance Pakistani reporter Shah Meer Baloch has won the Kurt Schork Freelance Award for his work documenting slave mining, child labour, the Kalahsas and systematic negligence in the national polio vaccination programme.
Thomson Reuters Foundation announced three winners honouring brave, yet often unrecognised journalists for their reporting on conflict, corruption and injustice.
The prize for the award is $5,000.
The judges highlighted how "the high degree of personal risk involved in tackling such stories in Pakistan cannot be understated". They said Baloch has demonstrated "admirable moral determination" in bringing these stories to light.