Cyril Almeida wins 2019 IPI World Press Freedom Hero award
Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida has won the World Press Freedom Hero award of The International Press Institute (IPI) for his critical and tenacious coverage of the civil-military relations in Pakistan. Almeida is an assistant editor and columnist at Pakistani daily ‘Dawn’ & is currently facing sedition charges in the country. The IPI is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 100 countries. IPI’s World Press Freedom Hero Award honours journalists who have made critical contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly in the face of great personal risk.