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CHANDIGARH JOURNALIST SRISHTI JASWAL WON INTERNATIONAL AWARD

September 30, 2021 08:43 PM

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Chandigarh's journalist Srishti Jaswal won the 2021 'Lorenzo Natali' Best Emerging Journalist award, announced today. She got the award for “The Global Hunger Index Reveals India's Ignored Hunger Crisis”, said Mr. Rajinder S Nagarkoti, Secretary General of Chandigarh Press Club.

Srishti, who started her career from Chandigarh and hails from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, is an Independent journalist. She is an alumna of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.

The European Commission today announced the three winners of the 2021 ‘Lorenzo Natali' Media prize: Pari Saikia, for her work on the plight of the Rohingya, Maria Altimira, for her work on the labour exploitation of migrants and Srishti Jaswal for bringing to light the hunger situation in India. For nearly three decades, the prize has recognised courageous journalism and focused on compelling, compassionate reporting that brings to light stories that matter on the global challenges impacting society.

Srishti, who started her career from Chandigarh and hails from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, is an Independent journalist. She is an alumna of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.

Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, presented the prizes to the winners at today's award ceremony: “This award of this year's Lorenzo Natali Media prize, recognizes three exceptional journalists, whose work exemplifies the courage, integrity and dedication to global equity. As development journalists you help bring about change – whether it is tackling inequalities, protecting universal human rights, or responding to the existential threat of climate change.”

Best Emerging Journalist prize Srishti Jaswal, writing in Stories Asia, for:

“The Global Hunger Index Reveals India's Ignored Hunger Crisis”

Srishti Jaswal's investigation reveals India's hidden hunger crisis and the under-reporting of deaths due to starvation.

All entries underwent an initial pre-selection phase conducted by four journalism schools: Vesalius College in Brussels, Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona and Université Saint Joseph in Beirut.

The 2021 prizewinners, selected by a grand jury from among more than 1,100 applications from across the world.

Background :  Established in 1992, the European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is awarded in memory of Lorenzo Natali, a former Commissioner for Development and Cooperation. He was a staunch defender of freedom of expression, democracy, human rights and development.

The prize recognises high-quality, courageous reporting on compelling issues such as climate change, women's rights, inequality, healthcare, democracy and human rights.

 
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