Umar Cheema gets journalism award in NY

NEW YORK: The News’ investigative journalist, Umar Cheema, the winner of 2011 Free Speech Award, has formally received this honour in a ceremony organised at Syracuse University by The Tully Free Speech Centre that each year selects a journalist, from a pool of nominees, who would have bravely faced threats to free speech.

In addition to Syracuse University, Cheema will also travel to Columbia University, Harvard University, Missouri University, and Florida University for delivering lectures on journalism and political situation in Pakistan.

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