Hamid Mir for showing extraordinary courage and perseverance in reporting has been credited with ‘Most Resilient Journalist’ international award. Hamid Mir is a Pakistani Journalist and is also known as the person who interviewed Osama Bin Laden after the dreaded terror attacks of 9/11 and also the person who survived an assassination attempt when some unknown men from Taliban fired at his car while he was on his way to office.
The ‘Most Resilient Journalist Award’, conferred by the International Free Press in The Hague.
Hamid Mir is a senior journalist in Pakistan and works with Geo TV. He hosts a popular talk show Capital Talk and also writes columns for Daily Jang, Pakistan’s leading Urdu daily.
Hamid Mir at the ceremony said that, this award is not an acknowledgement of my courage but this is a reward for whole Pakistani nation and our journalist fraternity and also this award is in recognition of the sacrifices by the people of Pakistan fighting war against terrorism.
In addition to Bin Laden, Mir has interviewed Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair, Hillary Clinton and Yasser Arafat.
The Pakistan journalist also said that according to a report 87% of people in the world are living without the truth and they need the support of journalist fraternity.