Recently, Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has been awarded America’s top journalism award ‘Pulitzer Prize’ for her investigative journalism in mass detention camps in China.
MeghaRajagopalan exposed the reality of mass detention camps of ‘Uighur Muslims’ and other minority castes in China using satellite technology. He has been awarded this award for this work.
In this study MeghaRajagopalan and her colleagues have uncovered a total of 260 detention camps in China.
- The Pulitzer Prize is considered America’s most prestigious award honor in the field of journalism. It was started in the year 1917, which was administered by Columbia University and ‘Pulitzer Prize Board’.
- The ‘Pulitzer Prize Board’ is created through judges appointed by Columbia University. This award is given in honor of a famous newspaper publisher ‘Joseph Pulitzer’.
- Joseph Pulitzer gave money from his bequest to start a journalism school at Columbia University and institute the prize.
- The winner of this award is given a prize money of $15,000 along with a certificate and a gold medal is also given to the awardee in the ‘Public Service Category’.
Source : The Hindu