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

Anuj Chopra
Agence France-Presse
Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

Chris Kay
Bloomberg News
London Exile Who Runs Pakistan’s Biggest City Is Losing Control

Outstanding Enterprise Reporting

WINNER: Jane Qiu 
Science Magazine
Tibet’s primeval ice

WINNER: Shashank Bengali
The Los Angeles Times
They gambled, and lost

Anjali Kamat
“We are nothing but machines to them”

Outstanding Business Reporting

WINNER: Erica Fry Fortune Magazine
Nestlé’s Half-Billion-Dollar Noodle Debacle in India

Amy Yee
The New York Times
In Rural Bangladesh, Solar Power Dents Poverty

Faseeh Mangi
Bloomberg News
China’s New Silk Road Hinges on a Small Pakistan Port


Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting

WINNER: Ashish Malhotra
New Delhi’s Modernist Icons Are Under Threat

WINNER: Sarah Khan
Saveur Magazine
Eating Bunny Chow in Durban

Kai Schultz
The New York Times
Centuries of Buddhist Tradition Make Room for Bhutan’s First Law School

Sanjena Sathian
India’s Radical Classical Star

Outstanding Piece of Literary Non-Fiction

Electric Lit
Delhi’s Current Flows On

Kavita Das
Guernica Magazine
Groove – On Music: Etching memories, cultures, and music onto her violin

Minahil Khan
Essay: How the Spirit of Activism Helped Me Embrace America

Outstanding Multimedia Story

WINNER: Sonia Narang
Public Radio International
Portraits from Nepal: Survivors struggle to rebuild a year after the deadly quake

Amy Wu
The Californian
Documentary sheds light on women in agtech

Moni Basu
From the darkness of disaster, a ray of hope for one girl in Nepal

Outstanding Story by a South Asian Journalist in North America

WINNER: Moni Basu (CNN)

Sanjena Sathian & Smita Sharma (

Sriyanka Ray (BRIC TV) 

Outstanding Story by a Student Journalist in North America

WINNER: Aysha Khan
Think Progress
What will government transparency look like under Trump?

Shakeeb Asrar and Urooj Azmi
Pulitzer Center
Navigating the Death Penalty in 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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