2017 SAJA Journalism Awards

SAVE THE DATE! SAJA's Annual Awards Ceremony on September 16th, 2016 in New York City.

Please watch this space for more details.


Check Out Our 2016 SAJA Journalism Awards Winners

The winners will be announced at SAJA's awards dinner on July 16, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

There is a $50 entry fee for each category (student category is free), which requires your name, title of your entry, and full permanent URL of your work.

Note: The countries that we consider as part of "South Asia" are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan.

We are accepting published pieces from Jan 1. 2015 to Dec. 30, 2015.


[Ten-year-old Sanjay Gope moved normally as a toddler until seizures began to wring the life from his arms and legs. The photo is part of Bloomberg's winning entry on uranium mining in India. Photo: Redux for Bloomberg News.]

The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJAannounced the winners of the 2015 SAJA Journalism Awards at the annual SAJA Gala & Awards Ceremony in New York City. We received over 100 entries in 11 different categories.

Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia

“Pakistan's Secret Guest: Why Neighbors Doubt Terrorism Fight”

by Tom Lasseter for Bloomberg News

Outstanding Enterprising Reporting

“The Bleakest Side of India's Modernization”

Rakteem Katakey, Rajesh Kumar Singh and Tom Lasseter for Bloomberg News

Outstanding Business story 

“Techspoltation - Job Brokers Steal Wages, Entrap Indian Tech workers”

Matt Smith, Jennifer Golan & Adithya Sambamurthy, for The Center for Investigative Reporting

Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting

“Ice Hockey in Himalayas”

Jeffrey Seelbach for Al-Jazeera Plus

Outstanding Feature story 

“Missing Plane”

Moni Basu for CNN

Outstanding editorial commentary on South Asia

"Pakistan's New Strategy to Beat the Taliban"

Omar Waraich for Time Magazine

Outstanding Photography

“Sick and Dying Kids, Uranium Mines and Mystery”

Allison Sarah Joyce for Bloomberg News

Outstanding Multimedia Story 

“Bangladesh Rape”

Tania Rashid for Vice News

Outstanding editorial commentary on any subject

“When Doctors Need to Lie”

Sandeep Jauhar in The New York Times

Outstanding story on any subject by a student

1st prize: "Learning to Talk Like a Woman" by Shivam Saini

2nd prize: “A Map of my Heart” by Muzhgan Rasul & Lisa Herndon

3rd: “Pulse of a Divided Nation” by Akash Ghai

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