Kashmiri journalist Samaan Lateef wins prestigious UN climate change award

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Srinagar: Kashmiri journalist Samaan Lateef was conferred with a prestigious climate change award by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his extensive reporting on climate.

Samaan was awarded Bronze Medal, a citation, and cash prize for The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for Coverage of Climate Change, as per United Nations Correspondent Association,

The journalist reports about the climate crisis in Pakistan, Afghanistan and his India for the Telegraph UK, DW Germany and other major outlets.

In addition to accounts on the unprecedented heatwave in India and flooding in Pakistan, he provided unique coverage of environmental issues threatening economic life in the disputed region of Kashmir.

Earlier in September, Samaan was nominated by the Society of Editors UK for the prestigious Freelancer of the year award.

Samaan was 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.

He was also 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.

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