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Aslam Ali Press Freedom Award 2010

©IPI : International Press Institute 2010-09-10
Aslam Ali

Individuals as well as professional and non-governmental organisations working in the field of media and human rights are invited to nominate themselves or other candidates for the Aslam Ali Press Freedom Award 2010, instituted by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the support of UNESCO.
The annual award recognises a person, organisation or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom in Pakistan and carries a cash prize of US$1,650. It is named in honour of Aslam Ali, the former founding trustee of PPF, who was listed in 2000 as one of 50 world press freedom heroes by the International Press Institute (IPI).

World Press Freedom Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December, 1993, as an outgrowth of the Seminar on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press. This Seminar took place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 29 April to 3 May 1991, and led to the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media. The Windhoek Declaration called for the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press and emphasized the importance of a free press to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.

Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.


Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 22.05.2010 07:00 local time
End 22.05.2010 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Junaid, Amber
Organizer Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 200-300
Official Website
Link 1 Pakistan Press Foundation (PFF) / Fondation de la presse du Pakistan
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