Wednesday, 28 May 2014 06:58

The SRSG Congratulates Iraqi Journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad for his George Orwell Prize

Baghdad, 27 May 2014- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov presents his congratulations to Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, this year’s winner of the George Orwell Prize for Journalism. “Gaith Abdul-Ahad was distinguished by the Orwell Prize Jury for his coverage of the conflict in Syria, more particularly his compassionate writing about those whose lives were destroyed by the conflict”, Mr. Mladenov said.

“I hope this well-deserved prize to a highly regarded Iraqi journalist will be an inspiration for all his colleagues, especially here in Iraq, who continue, despite the numerous difficulties they face, to display the highest standards of professionalism in performing their daily work”.

 

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