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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy bags another international award
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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins Knight International Journalism Award 2017
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won yet another honour when she was conferred with the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award 2017 on May 31. According to the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), under whose aegis the award is given, Obaid-Chinoy was recognised for her reporting across the world over the past two decades, which exposed extremism and inhumanity. Along with the Oscar winner, Syrian photojournalist…
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy launches SOC Outreach
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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy launches SOC Outreach
One constantly sees the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy banner introducing new and innovative ideas to Pakistan and this announcement is no different. The Academy award winning director is launching a new platform, called SOC Outreach that aims to encourage debate and discussions in schools and colleges. The platform will also be focusing on engaging the community at large. One constantly sees the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy banner introducing new and innovative ideas to Pakistan…
Malala Yousafzai Named UN Messenger of Peace
Social & Political
Malala Yousafzai Named UN Messenger of Peace
UNITED NATIONS —  Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has been named as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. During a ceremony at U.N. headquarters Monday, and streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the 19-year-old, saying, “I am a frustrated ex-physics professor … facing the most famous student in the world. You are not only a hero, but you are a…
10Pearls University organizes a hackathon for women in tech Pakistan Shining
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10Pearls University organizes a hackathon for women in tech
WomenTechQuest, a community building event for women in tech, comprising of a Hackathon and Testathon was held at 10Pearls University, Karachi. 10Pearls University is a state-of-the-art center for advanced technical learning for 10Pearls employees and other resources in the industry. The event brought together women from diverse technical backgrounds to polish their skills. Hackathons and Testathons create positive experiences where software developers and testers go to brainstorm, grow their coding…
History & Culture
Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins Japan’s Fakuoka Prize
KARACHI:  Renowned Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari has won the prestigious Japanese Fukuoka Prize in the Arts and Culture category for this year. Lari is the third Pakistani recipient of the Fukuoka Prize with qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and social scientist Dr Uxi Mufti as the previous winners. Established in 1990, the prize was founded by Fukuoka City of Japan. The awards are presented every year to honour the…
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize Pakistan Shining
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Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Kailash Satyarthi of India Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was awarded jointly to Malala and Kailash Satyarthi from India, “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the…