Pakistani journalist Syed Muhammad Abubakar has won the Asian Environmental Journalism Award (AEJA) organized by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) at Singapore.
Abubakar, based in Lahore, is among 15 journalists and media organizations from around Asia recognized for their outstanding environmental reporting.
A press release by the organizers said the awards honor individuals and organizations that report news stories on sustainability issues facing our planet and the Asia region.
This year’s AEJA entries cover everything from sustainable farming in Pakistan to hailstorm disasters in Myanmar.
The work exemplifies the professionalism of Asia’s environmental journalists and how they take highly complex issues and make them clearly understood by the Asian community.
Abubakar is passionate about climate change, global warming, deforestation, food security, and sustainability and biodiversity issues. He writes for some leading English newspapers in Pakistan.
The winner of the Young Environmental Journalist Award is Ms. Fatima Arkin, who started her career at the award-winning Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism.
The Environmental Photograph winner whose photograph titled “Unquiet flows the ulhas” captured water pollution that resulted from the discharge of millions of liters of sewage and industrial effluents flow to the river banks.