Maktoob journalist Shaheen Abdulla won the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) Award in the print and electronic media category on Monday.
“Shaheen is a committed young journalist of substance and promise,” the award committee said.
Shaheen, a multimedia journalist has been working at Maktoob as Creative Editor for two years. Shaheen’s ground reports on anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Pogrom received the recognition.
Shaheen has directed a documentary on National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, ‘In a state of doubt’ and the documentary received wide comments and discussion across India.
His reports also appear in Vice, Caravan Magazine, and The Quint among other publications.
Shaheen is also a student of convergent journalism at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Qurban Ali (former BBC journalist) columnist and author Humra Quraishi, Mahthab Alam (The Wire) and Aditya Menon (The Quint) also won DMC awards in print and electronic media category.
Since 2018, Delhi Minorities Commission has been giving awards to the best performers among minorities in Delhi in various fields of human endeavour.
The recipients of these awards are selected on the basis of recommendations by DMC advisory and peace committees’ members
and empanelled NGOs.
Activist Teesta Setalvad received a lifetime achievement award by DMC for her outstanding contribution to the human rights in India.
Farah Naqvi, AC Michael, Armeet Singh, Adv Mahmood Pracha and Quill Foundation won DMC awards in human rights category.
Adv. Abu Bakr Sabbaq, Reena Charles, Adv. D.S. Bindra, Dr. Anju Jain, Rehab Foundation and Ovais Sultan Khan are among the DMC awardees in the community service category.