Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2018 SAJA awards!


The Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding reporting 

about South Asia – All media



WINNER: Annie Gowen

‘Blood flowed in the streets’: Refugees from one Rohingya hamlet recount days of horror

The Washington Post

Muhammad Lila, Sugam Pokharel, Sanjiv Talreja, Ravi Agrawal, Leif Coorlim

Virginity for sale: CNN's Freedom Project uncovers an international sex network that exploits vulnerable girls in India

CNN

Mehreen Zahra-Malik

Shunned by Pakistan’s Muslims, Ahmadis Find Refuge in a City of Their Own

The New York Times


Outstanding enterprise reporting about South Asia 

or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media


WINNER: Nikhil Swaminathan

Inside the Growing Guest Worker Program Trapping Indian Students in Virtual Servitude

Mother Jones

WINNER: Bhuma Shrivastava, Anindya Upadhyay and Rajesh Kumar Singh

The Army of Women Battling India’s $10 Billion Power Problem

Bloomberg News

Sonia Paul

Which version of Indian history do American school students learn?

PRI's The World podcast

Samira Sadeque

The silent lives of childhood sexual abuse survivors in America’s South Asian diaspora

The Lily

Mehreen Zahra-Malik

Far From Myanmar Violence, Rohingya in Pakistan Are Seething

The New York Times

Tammy Webber and Katy Daigle

US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

Associated Press

Annie Gowen

For Kashmiri teen hit in the eye by a police pellet, ‘life is over’

The Washington Post

Devon Haynie

Facing Sri Lanka’s Ghosts: With thousands still missing, Sri Lanka’s postwar progress comes to a halt

U.S. News & World Report

Raksha Kumar
India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists
Foreign Policy


Outstanding arts, culture, and lifestyle reporting about South Asia, 

or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media


WINNER: Atul Bhattarai

In post-quake rebuilding, Kathmandu's carvers reclaim a fading heritage
The Christian Science Monitor

Ashish Malhotra

The Runners Racing Through Delhi's Smog

City Lab

Rozina Ali

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi

The New Yorker Magazine


Outstanding story on any subject: All media


Outstanding piece of non-fiction writing about South Asia, or 

the worldwide South Asians diaspora: All media


WINNER: Neha Thirani Bagri

There are no witches here

Roads and Kingdoms

WINNER: Teresa Mathew
Meet The Riders of The Sikh Motorcycle Club of The Northeast

BuzzFeed News

Anjali Enjeti

Drinking Chai to Savannah: Reflections on Identity, Inclusion and Power in the South

Longreads

Jennifer Chowdhury

It's a Problem That We're Not Talking About Jimmy Kimmel's Mahershala Ali Jokes

Marie Claire

Sarita Santoshini

In Northeast India, Women Run the Streets

Bright Magazine

Ari Altstedter

A New Kind of Male Birth Control Is Coming

Bloomberg News


Outstanding story on any subject by a South Asian student 

in the US or Canada: All media


[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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