Ulster University has announced an award in honor of an investigative journalist of the highest rank, Arshad Sharif who was brutally murdered with no explanation in Kenya in October of this year.
Ulster University is situated in Northern Ireland. It is a top university in the country and has an international reputation for its excellence, innovation, and involvement in the local community.
Professor. Colm Murphy, Subject Director of media, Film, and Journalism at Ulster University’s School of Communication and Media received an email about the award given in Arshad Sharif’s name.
Best Investigative Journalist Award After Arshad Sharif By UK Top University
Who Was Arshad Sharif?
Arshad Sharif ( 22 February 1973 23 February 1973 – 23 Oct 2023) was a Pakistani journalist writer, author, and television news anchor. He was a specialist in investigative journalism. He covered a wide range of political events throughout the country for both national and international news agencies including those from the United Kingdom. On March 23, 2019, he received the Pride of Performance from the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, for his contribution to journalism. He was shot and killed by the police in Kenya on the 23rd of October, 2023.
Sharif was the host of the show “Power Play on the ARY News. Sharif was a member of AAJ News as the News Director. In the past, prior to his appointment at AAJ He was in charge of the news department of Dunya News as Director of News and also as presenter of their show Kyun.
Arshad Sharif’s Honor at Ulster University
According to reports, Ulster University will honor Arshad Sharif’s memory through the awarding of an award named in his memory every year to one of its students for the most outstanding pieces of investigative journalism and turning his struggle to expose the truth as a lasting legacy that will inspire a new generation of journalists.
Ulster University has also added Arshad Sharif’s name on the Tree of Hope in the oratory of the university in Coleraine to commemorate his family and friends during this time of the year.
In addition in addition, In addition, Dr. Colm, on the behalf of Ulster University’s School of Communication and Media offered his condolences to the family of the tragic loss of Arshad Sharif.