Gohar Abbas from Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan has been shortlisted for Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 for his story Heaven and Hell: ancient Silk Road barter trade continues. Gohar works for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Islamabad. He has been shortlisted under the category “travel and tourism story of the year”.
Gohar is competing against Fuchsia Dunlop of FT Weekend Magazine (Eating in North Korea) and Nicola Smith of The Daily Telegraph (Danger in Paradise).
The winners of the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 in all categories will be announced on 26th November.
Media Awards, known as the “Oscars of Journalism”, the annual Foreign Press Association Media Awards are among the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the world. Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the FPA Media Awards present a unique opportunity for journalists to be celebrated and recognised by their international peers. British and international entries are welcome from all the world’s major broadcasters, newspapers, digital news and magazines. This year’s award ceremony will be held at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel in London, UK.