Kashmiri freelance journalist wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize Feb 21, 2020 0 1264 12345 Hong Kong: Freelance reporter Ahmer Khan was named the winner of the 2019 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Thursday for his coverage on the ground in India-controlled Kashmir during Delhi’s lockdown of the region. The award, named after one of AFP’s finest correspondents, recognises journalism by locally hired reporters in Asia operating in risky or difficult conditions.Khan, 27, was honoured for a series of video and written reports that vividly illustrated the impact on locals in the Muslim-majority area following India’s decision to strip Kashmir of its semi-autonomous status in August. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES China sees drop in new virus cases, but more deaths abroad Feb 21, 2020 0 1806 France shuts oldest reactors, but nuclear power still reigns Feb 21, 2020 0 86 Trump ignores outcry and tweets on ally’s court sentencing Feb 21, 2020 0 1454 Merkel slams ‘poison’ of racism after 9 killed in Germany shootings AFP Hanau, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the “poison” of racism on Thursday after a shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau. The .. Indonesian minister urges fatwa requiring rich to marry poor Jakarta: An Indonesian minister called for a fatwa, or religious edict, requiring the rich to marry the poor to reduce inequality, local media reported on Thursday. “What happens is the poor marry the poor and they .. Vietnamese hospital discharges 3-month-old after Covid-19 recovery Hanoi: A 3-month-old in Vietnam who contracted the new coronavirus that has spread to dozens of countries since its outbreak in China was discharged from hospital on Thursday. The baby is one of 16 patients who tested .. US, Britain blame Russia for 2019 cyberattacks in Georgia AFP London Britain and the United States on Thursday accused Russia of orchestrating a “reckless” cyber assault against Georgia last year as part of an aggressive campaign of online attacks worldwide. The .. Nepalese newspaper defiant after China slams virus criticism Kathmandu: A Nepalese newspaper on Thursday slammed Beijing for trying to muzzle free speech after it was accused of “deliberate” and “malicious” smearing by the Chinese embassy in the Himalayan nation. The embassy had .. Taliban deputy leader says ‘committed’ to peace in New York Times op-ed AFP Kabul The deputy leader of the Taliban and one of the world’s most wanted militants has written an opinion piece for the New York Times in which he says the Afghan insurgents are “fully committed” to a deal with .. France, Germany sign prototype contract for future fighter jet Paris: France and Germany on Thursday gave the green light for building a prototype of Europe’s next-generation fighter jet, effectively launching a project long held up by disputes over how the industrial work would be ..