I am incredibly honored to share that I have won the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award from @IWMF I'm happy that my work has finally been recognized.
After thanking Almighty,I would like to say a big thank to my mentor, @ShowkatNanda for his guidance, love & care pic.twitter.com/ztMcdlpEKO

— Masrat Zahra (@Masratzahra) June 11, 2020">

Kashmiri origin journalist Masrat Zahra wins IWWF award

Masrat Zahra, a Kashmiri photojournalist, and documentary photographer, has won the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWWF) Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award.

Zahra has been assosiated with the likes of Al-Jazeera, Washington Post, and other international organizations.

She announced her achievement on twitter, stating that she was honored to recieved the award.

In another tweet, she said: “I also thank my family, my friends, colleagues and everyone who supported me when I was going through difficult times. I dedicate this award to the unshakable courage of my fellow journalists of Kashmir, especially women reporters and photographers.”

Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Shoukat Nanda, documentary photographer, journalists, and others commended her work.

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