1) Inside Hindu Nationalism in the US: As the U.S. heads into the final phase of a historic election, Sonia Paul and Mansi Choksi will draw parallels between the world’s largest and oldest democracies.

2) The Cost of War: Women's Health and Reproductive Rights in Post-War Afghanistan: While abortion is illegal in Afghanistan, three years ago, post-abortion care was legalized to enable women who've had incomplete or unsafe abortions to accessing lifesaving care. Sophie Cousins will investigate the impact this has had on women.




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Thank you to everyone who made the 2016 South Asian Journalists Association's Awards Dinner a huge success!

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Meet SAJA's Awards winners and finalists

Daniel Pearl Award
Winner: Azmat Khan - BuzzFeed
Syed Zain Al-Mahmood - WSJ
Khurrum Anis - Bloomberg

Outstanding Enterprise Reporting
Winner: Jesse Pesta and Preetika Rana - WSJ
Joanna Sugden and Aditi Malhotra - WSJ
Ryan Devereux - The Intercept

Outstanding Business Story
Winner: Amy Yee - Roads and Kingdoms
Diksha Madhok - QZ
Raymond Zhong - WSJ

Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting
Mansi Choksi - The New Yorker
Winner: Maria Tavernini + Photos by Andrea de Franciscis -
Rhitu Chatterjee - PRI

Outstanding Feature Story
Gordon Fairclough - WSJ
Winner: Natalie Obiko Pearson - Bloomberg
Sanam Maher - The New York Times

Outstanding Photography
Smita Sharma - The New York Times
Winner: Jason Motlagh - Blackbeard Films
Jesse Pesta - WSJ

Outstanding Story on any Subject
Murtaza Hussain and Razan Ghalayini - The Intercept
Winner: Moni Basu +  Photos by Lexey Swall - CNN
Lisa Desai and Yasmeen Qureshi - PBS

Outstanding Editorial/Op-Ed/Commentary on any Subject
Aisha Sultan - St. Louis Post Dispatch
Kavita Das - The Atlantic
Winner: Dipka Bhambhani - Daily Caller

Outstanding Story on any Subject by a South Asian Student in the U.S. or Canada
Nikita Sampath - Freelance
Vandana Rambaran - Journalism Without Walls
Winner: Paayal Zaveri - KQED News

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