Aquib scoops DW Environmental Journalism award
Aaqib Fayaz, who has recently completed his MA in Convergent Journalism from the Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK-MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia, has been declared the winner of the Deutsche Welle (DW) Environmental Journalism Programme from India.
Aquib’s film on the conservation of waterways in Kashmir won the award from the top shortlisted films from India. He produced and directed this film during his studies at AJK-MCRC, JMI.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar congratulated Aquib for the achievement especially because media students of Jamia are encouraged to raise social, cultural and developmental issues. She hoped that it will inspire other media students of the university to do the same.
The competition was organised by DW’s wing DW Akademie and the theme for this year was “The great rivers of the Indo-Pacific – lifelines and source of conflicts”, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
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