The International Center for Journalism (ICFJ) announced that Anisa Shaheed is the winner of its annual Knight International Journalism Awards, alongside some other media figures.
Despite Shaheed, a team of Ukrainian journalists and a media visionary from El Salvador are the winners.
Anisa Shaheed has been announced as the winner because of her investigations that uncovered gross mismanagement of COVID-19 resources.
Shaheed worked with TOLO News for several years as a reporter, and after collapse of former government she left the country.
Last year she won the annual Freedom of Expression award.