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Zahid Gishkori

Zahid Gishkori
Born Layyah, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater Bahauddin Zakariya University
Allama Iqbal Open University
Occupation Journalist
Organization The Express Tribune

Zahid Gishkori (born 6 April 1982) is a Pakistani journalist and researcher known for his coverage of political and investigative reporting. He was named an Alfred Friendly/Daniel Pearl Fellow by The Kansas City Star in 2014.[1][2][3][4] He also got fellowship of Investigative Reporters and Editors.[5]

Gishkori is currently affiliated with The Express Tribune. In 2013, Gishkori was awarded Pakistan's first ever journalism awards Agahi Award,[6] and Canadian High Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Pakistani Journalism for his investigation reporting on Airblue Flight 202 that crashed in 2010 near Islamabad[7][8][9][10]

He holds master's degree in English literature and political science from Bahauddin Zakariya University as well as a Master's in mass communication from Allama Iqbal Open University.[7][11]

In 2012, Gishkori received South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Media Fellowship, selected for Summer Academy at International Institute for Journalism in Germany and a International Institute for Journalism Fellowship in Nepal in 2013.[12][13][14] Mr. Gishkori received another award this year, 2015.[15] His in-depth investigative story is being featured by the top global investigative body, Global Investigative Journalism Network to its annual report by considering it for award.[16]


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  14. ^ "Training for S. Asian journalists ends in Kathmandu". Pulse. May 3, 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "30 journalists, civil society representatives given Agahi awards". 
  16. ^ "express tribune's reporter story to feature in GIJN newsletter". 
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