"It is a great honor from me to be recognized alongside other amazing female journalists from around the world," said Alindogan in a statement. "We face unprecedented challenges when it comes to press freedom but I believe there has also never been a greater time to be a journalist."
She added, "My nine years with Al Jazeera has definitely enriched my experience and understanding of a journalism, a profession I consider both a privilege and a calling.”
Alindogan has been with Al Jazeera English since 2008, off from a successful career at ABS-CBN News. She has covered many historic events in South East Asia, including the elections in Indonesia and Malaysia, the protests in Vietnam and Cambodia, and the conflict in southern Philippines.
Recently, she scored an exclusive sit-down interview with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, which she conducted along with her colleague Wayne Hay.
It is an honour to be part of the 10 female journos from around the world recognised by the Swedish Foreign Ministry and UNESCO #journosafe pic.twitter.com/kyMocb7KUM— Jamela Alindogan (@jamelaaisha) December 1, 2016