Asma Shirazi is the 2014 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. Ms Shirazi is the host of an authoritative talk show on Pakistan’s Dawn News Television.
Shirazi was Pakistan’s first female war correspondent. Undeterred by threats and personal risk, she has demonstrated courage, professionalism and dedication in the search for the truth.
Constable is South Asia correspondent for the Washington Post. She has been covering South Asia since 1999, and spent four years as the Post’s bureau chief for the region. She is the author of several books, among them “Playing with Fire – Pakistan at war with itself” deemed by the New York Times “key to understanding this much misunderstood country.”
The award ceremony will be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC, Thursday October 23rd at 6pm. The event is open to the public and registration is required.