Cyril Almeida named IPIs 2019 World Press Freedom Hero
Cyril Almeida, Pakistani journalist has been named as the International Press Institute’s 2019 World Press Freedom Hero. He is known for his courageous and hard-hitting coverage of civil-military tensions in the South Asian country. He has been conferred with this award for his tenacious coverage of the Pakistani state’s patronage of militant groups. He has been at the centre of a marked increase in attacks on media freedom in Pakistan, facing treason charges, travel restrictions and other forms of intimidation for his reporting on tensions.