First Pakistan journalism awards rolled out

The first-ever Agahi Awards for excellence in journalism were handed out March 28 in Pakistan. The prizes recognized outstanding reporting in various categories, including pressing issues related to development such as conflict, health and human rights.

The award is meant to help encourage responsible reporting and improve investigative journalism capacity in Pakistan, according to Amir Jahangir, CEO of Mishal Pakistan, the initiative’s chief organizer.

The full list of award recipients is posted online. The winners were chosen by an evaluation committee of senior media and development professionals from around the world, including Devex editor Rolf Rosenkranz.

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    As senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributes to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.