Pakistani journalist Kamal Siddiqi receives Journalists of Courage Impact Award

08:53 PM | 24 Jun, 2024
Pakistani journalist Kamal Siddiqi receives Journalists of Courage Impact Award
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Pakistani journalist Kamal Siddiqi was honoured with the prestigious Journalists of Courage Impact Award at the East-West Center (EWC) International Media Conference in Manila, as announced on the organization’s website on Monday.

Siddiqi, the former news director at Aaj TV, is the first Pakistani to receive this biennial award, which recognizes journalists who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to quality reporting and press freedom, often in challenging conditions.

The other six recipients of the award include:

  • Sincha Dimara, news editor at Inside PNG
  • Tom Grundy, editor-in-chief and founder of Hong Kong Free Press
  • Alan Miller, founder of the News Literacy Project in Washington DC
  • Soe Myint, editor-in-chief and managing director at Mizzima Media Group in Yangon, Myanmar
  • John Nery, columnist and editorial consultant at Rappler in Manila
  • Ana Marie Pamintuan, editor-in-chief at The Philippine Star

When the award was first announced in February, Siddiqi expressed his gratitude in a statement on X, saying he was "humbled" to receive the honor.

Siddiqi currently serves as a senior program officer at the Media Development Investment Fund, focusing on South Asia. He was previously the director of the Center for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration, editor of The Express Tribune, and president of the EWC’s alumni association in Karachi. Additionally, he is a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democratic Development and Rule of Law and a senior non-resident fellow with the Atlantic Council, according to the EWC.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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