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ThePrint’s Fatima Khan, Jyoti Yadav win Laadli Media awards under gender sensitivity category

Fatima Khan receives award for her coverage on alleged rape-murder of 23-year-old woman in Unnao in 2019, while Jyoti Yadav receives it for feature on Haryana’s stark gender imbalance.

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New Delhi: ThePrint’s journalists Fatima Khan and Jyoti Yadav have won the 10th edition of The Laadli Media Awards, supported by The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), for their reports in the category of Gender Sensitivity (Regional) 2018-19.

The awards were announced Friday. 

The chief guest for this year’s award is Rekha Sharma, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, while the guest of honour is Argentina Matavel Piccin, UNFPA India representative. 

Khan received the award for her coverage of the alleged rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman, who was burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district in December 2019 under the category of web news report.

The report, with the headline ‘They said no one should cry, but then broke down — how Unnao village mourned rape victim’, was a deep dive into the crime and also explored the caste, gender and political dynamics of the village that played an instrumental role in the events leading upto the tragedy.

Read the full report here.

Jyoti Yadav won the award for her web feature, ‘Hariyanvi Mardon ke ehsan tale dabi auratein jin ki apni pehchan kho gayi. The reporter explored how the land of ‘Jat, Josh and Jameen’ has such a skewed sex ratio that it buys brides from other states. These brides are called ‘Mol Ki Bahu’ or ‘Paro’, who are sometimes cheaper than a Murrah Buffalo.

Read the full report here.

75 mediapersons receive Laadli awards this year

As many as 75 mediapersons have received the awards this year and 18 have received jury appreciation citations for their work. The languages these winners represent are Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, and English.

The Laadli, a girl child campaign, is an initiative of a Mumbai-based civil society organisation, Population First, launched in 2005. The NGO works for women empowerment, gender equality and community mobilisation in the country. 

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  1. Congratulations @khanthefatima. Enjoyed your Adult Catch Phrases, moving at the speed of the Deccan Queen rushing down the ghats.

  2. Congratulations. Hope more and more such journalists come to the fore. And i also hope thePrint and its women journalists push for more access to women in different sectors including media.

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