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Kashmir journalist Ahmer Khan and team’s series for VICE nominated for Emmy

Well-known Kashmiri multimedia journalist, Ahmer Khan is once again in news as a film produced by VICE news team of which Ahmer was a part, has been nominated for the prestigious Emmy Awards.

Announcing it on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Ahmer wrote: “I’m pleased and overwhelmed to announce that our film ‘India Burning’ – part of the #ViceonSHO series – has been nominated for an Emmy! Thank you for everyone who helped us in this journey and helped me reach this moment.”


Apart from Ahmer, Isobel Yeung, Jackie Jesko, Siddharth Bokolia, David Talukdar, Zach Caldwell, and Sami Ullah were part of the team that produced the show as part of a series by VICE News.

The series was nominated in ‘Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special’ category. The winners will be revealed on 20 September.

Ahmer is the first Kashmiri to have made this far as Emmy awards recognise excellence in television industry and are comparable only to the Oscars.

Soon after he shared the news, Ahmer was congratulated by many including actress, writer, and director Konkona Sen, journalist Nidhi Razdan, academic and professor, Ashok Swain among others.

Earlier in May, Ahmer was awarded the prestigious 24th Human Rights Press Awards (2020) in short video category for a short-film shot during post-August 5 lockdown. 

In February, Ahmer also won the AFP Kate Webb Prize 2019 for his coverage on Kashmir post August last year.