Srinagar: A Kashmir-based journalist Samaan Lateef has been nominated by the Society of Editors UK for the prestigious Freelancer of the year award.
Lateef has been invited to the award ceremony at London on November 12. He has been working for Daily Telegraph London and covering south Asia for the past four years.
His work has appeared in Haaretz, Independent UK, DW Germany, and many other international and national newspapers.
Last week, Samaan Lateef was selected as a finalist along with Joe Wallen, Daily Telegraph’s south correspondent, in Best Investigative Journalist Award by the Asian Media Awards in London. He has been invited to Manchester UK to attend the award ceremony.
Launched earlier this year, the Awards set the benchmark for a celebration of UK public interest journalism and shine a light on the crucial role that UK journalists play in promoting media freedom, championing the public’s right to know and holding power to account.
Recognizing excellence across 21 categories including freedom of information, campaigns and investigations, the awards will bring together more than 200 journalists from all sectors of the news media industry for a high-profile champagne reception, dinner and ceremony at the Globe Theatre in London on the evening of 9 November 2022.
Announcing the shortlist, Dawn Alford, Executive Director of the Society said: “The nominees for the Media Freedom Awards not only illustrate the excellence of UK public interest journalism, but they also highlight the exceptional courage and determination of journalists both at home and abroad to go to extreme lengths to ensure a story is told despite the difficulties, dangers and barriers they often face in doing so. We look forward to welcoming all those shortlisted – and their colleagues – to the ceremony on 9 November to honour their achievements.”
Other awards presented on the night will include the International News Media Organisation of the Year and the Bob Satchwell Award in memory of the Society’s founding director who was considered a great champion of press freedom before his death last year.
Sponsors for the awards include Camelot which has supported the Society of Editors since 2001, Cision and Newsworks. (KDC)