Sunday, February 3, 2008

Azera Rahman gets Anupama Jayraman Memorial Award

This is to inform you all that Delhi-based journalist, Azera Rahman has been declared the winner of the Anupama Jayraman Memorial Award for Promising Young Woman Journalist for this year.
Azera, 23, employed with the Delhi branch of Indo-Asian News Service, has had an opportunity to write on human rights issues, particularly those concerned with children and women within a year of joining the global news service wire.
Mr R Shankar, Former Editor of the New Indian Express, Bangalore, who headed the jury that looked through the nominations, said Azera's stories and the topics she has chosen for being highlighted, show promise, especially the one on the plight of children in the carpet industry.
Azera will receive the award and citation on the 8th of February, at a special function at Pune to mark the annual meet of the Network of Women in Media, India.


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