New Delhi: Indian journalist Ahmer Khan, based out of Kashmir, has won the 2023 Martin Adler Prize at this year’s Rory Peck awards for his work. He was nominated by The Guardian, where Khan contributes as a regular freelancer.
“Ahmer Khan’s journalism sheds light on some of the toughest and most heated issues in India, while his writing shows impact and sensitivity. He tackled one of the most difficult stories in one of the most difficult places. It’s fearless reporting at its best,” the jury has said.
“Ahmer has been our go-to freelancer for all stories in India, not just because of previous projects (although our collaborations with him get better and better), but he’s reliable, he goes above and beyond for stories that he is passionate about. Many of the strongest videos we work on in the region come about, in part, from him pitching them to us,” The Guardian had said in its nomination.
When the winners were announced on November 17, Khan said he was dedicating his prize to the “brave journalists working in Gaza who, in the line of duty, sacrificed their lives for journalism”.
Super stoked to have been awarded ‘Martin Adler Prize’ for 2023 at BAFTA by @rorypecktrust last night in London.
— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) November 17, 2023
The Martin Adler Prize was inaugurated after Swedish freelance camera operator Martin Adler’s death in 2006 “to honour a local freelancer or field producer who has made a significant contribution to newsgathering”.