Hamid Mir nominated for ‘most resilient journalist award’

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Geo News senior journalist and host of ‘Capital Talk,’ Hamid Mir has been nominated for the ‘most resilient journalist award’ by the International Free Press.

The award will be given to him in Hague, Holland.

A journalist from Yemen and another from Colombia are nominated alongside Hamid Mir.

This award is given to journalists who continue to unearth truth in the face of danger and threats.

Mir has interviewed Osama Bin Laden, Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair, Hillary Clinton and Yasser Arafat.

Due to his outspoken reporting, Mir experienced a number of arrests, physical attacks and kidnappings. He survived two murder attempts.

In 2014, Hamid Mir survived an assassination attempt on his life when unknown men fired at his car when he was on his way to Geo’s Karachi office. He was rushed to a hospital where he was treated and declared out of danger.

Despite these threats he refuses to leave the country saying it would discourage young journalists.

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