Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2017 SAJA awards!


The Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Report on South Asia

WINNER: May Jeong
The Intercept
Death From The Sky: Searching for Ground Truth in the Kunduz Hospital Bombing
https://theintercept.com/2016/04/28/searching-for-ground-truth-in-the-kunduz-hospital-bombing/

Anuj Chopra
Agence France-Presse
Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police
https://www.yahoo.com/news/taliban-child-sex-slaves-kill-afghan-police-031230996.html

Chris Kay
Bloomberg News
London Exile Who Runs Pakistan’s Biggest City Is Losing Control
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-19/london-exile-who-runs-pakistan-s-biggest-city-is-losing-control


Outstanding Enterprise Reporting

WINNER: Jane Qiu 
Science Magazine
Tibet’s primeval ice
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6272/436

WINNER: Shashank Bengali
The Los Angeles Times
They gambled, and lost
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fg-immigration-trek-america-bangladesh/

Anjali Kamat
Slate
“We are nothing but machines to them”
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_grind/2016/12/bangladesh_s_apparel_factories_still_have_appalling_worker_conditions.html


Outstanding Business Reporting

WINNER: Erica Fry Fortune Magazine
Nestlé’s Half-Billion-Dollar Noodle Debacle in India
http://fortune.com/nestle-maggi-noodle-crisis/

Amy Yee
The New York Times
In Rural Bangladesh, Solar Power Dents Poverty
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/opinion/in-rural-bangladesh-solar-power-dents-poverty.html?_r=0

Faseeh Mangi
Bloomberg News
China’s New Silk Road Hinges on a Small Pakistan Port
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-29/china-s-new-silk-road-hinges-on-a-small-pakistan-port

 

Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting

WINNER: Ashish Malhotra
CityLab
New Delhi’s Modernist Icons Are Under Threat
https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/04/new-delhis-modernist-icons-are-under-threat/522816/

WINNER: Sarah Khan
Saveur Magazine
Eating Bunny Chow in Durban
http://bysarahkhan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Saveur-Durban-October-2016.pdf

Kai Schultz
The New York Times
Centuries of Buddhist Tradition Make Room for Bhutan’s First Law School
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/world/asia/centuries-of-buddhist-tradition-make-room-for-bhutans-first-law-school.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Fkai-schultz

Sanjena Sathian
Ozy
India’s Radical Classical Star
http://www.ozy.com/provocateurs/indias-radical-classical-star/68365


Outstanding Piece of Literary Non-Fiction

WINNER: Amy Yee
Electric Lit
Delhi’s Current Flows On
https://electricliterature.com/delhis-current-flows-on-50a88eca7ad7?gi=7e79081090c8

Kavita Das
Guernica Magazine
Groove – On Music: Etching memories, cultures, and music onto her violin
https://www.guernicamag.com/kavita-das-groove/

Minahil Khan
NBC
Essay: How the Spirit of Activism Helped Me Embrace America
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/essay-how-spirit-activism-helped-me-embrace-america-n619951

Outstanding Multimedia Story

WINNER: Sonia Narang
Public Radio International
Portraits from Nepal: Survivors struggle to rebuild a year after the deadly quake
https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-25/surviving-year-after-earthquake-what-it-looks-nepal-today

Amy Wu
The Californian
Documentary sheds light on women in agtech
http://www.thecalifornian.com/videos/news/2017/03/20/documentary-sheds-light-women-agtech/99416486/

Moni Basu
CNN
From the darkness of disaster, a ray of hope for one girl in Nepal
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/23/health/nepal-earthquake-anniversary-one-girls-remarkable-recovery/index.html


Outstanding Story by a South Asian Journalist in North America

WINNER: Moni Basu (CNN)

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2016/08/world/dangerous-migrant-crossings-mediterranean/


Sanjena Sathian & Smita Sharma (Ozy.com)

http://www.ozy.com/true-story/one-last-pilgrimage-before-dying/71749


Sriyanka Ray (BRIC TV)

https://vimeo.com/205295149 


Outstanding Story by a Student Journalist in North America

WINNER: Aysha Khan
Think Progress
What will government transparency look like under Trump?
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-government-transparency-d3b8c2c44c3b/

Shakeeb Asrar and Urooj Azmi
Pulitzer Center
Navigating the Death Penalty in Pakistan
http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/navigating-death-penalty-pakistan



[Jason Motlagh's "Ghosts of Rana Plaza" on the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory, which won the 2015 Daniel Pearl Award.]


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