According to a foreign news agency, Musarat Zahra, a freelance photojournalist from Occupied Kashmir, has been awarded the Meckler Award for her courageous and principled journalism.
Catherine Antonio, president of the award-winning Global Media Forum Training Group, said in a statement that Musarat risked her life to be an eyewitness to the situation in Kashmir through her photography with boldness and creativity.
A female photographer has been awarded an international award for exposing India’s state oppression and atrocities against women in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking on Zoom, Musarat Zahra said that it is our job to bring out the truth without caring for John. With the help of her photographs, she has got an opportunity to bring out the life stories of Kashmiri women.
He said police had summoned Musarat several times for spreading misleading news and that he had been arrested in April this year on a charge of illegal activities, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years.
Earlier, Musarat Zahra was also awarded the International Award for Courage by the International Women’s Media Foundation. Musarat Zahra will receive the Meckler Award in a virtual ceremony on September 24.
It should be noted that this award has been the editor of the French news agency AFP in North America for 29 years. The award, established in his memory, is given annually to journalists and photojournalists who have shown bravery in the performance of their duties.