Indian-Origin Journalist Megha Rajagopalan Wins Pulitzer Prize

Indian-Origin Journalist Megha Rajagopalan Wins Pulitzer Prize

Megha Rajagopalan, an Indian-origin journalist, has won the Pulitzer Prize for her innovative investigative reports using satellite technology that exposed China's mass detention camps for Muslim Uighurs and other minority ethnicities.

Raghavan Mayur
  • The Pulitzer Board announced the award in the international reporting category, which she shared with two colleagues from BuzzFeed News, on Friday.
  • Neil Bedi, another Indian-origin journalist, won a Pulitzer in the local reporting category for investigative stories he co-wrote with an editor at the Tampa Bay Times exposing a law enforcement official's abuse of authority in Florida to track children.
  • Darnella Frazier, a teenaged non-journalist, was awarded a Pulitzer Special Citation for her bravery in filming the killing of George Floyd, an African-American who died in police custody in Minneapolis last year, in recognition of the proliferation of citizen journalism in the internet age.
  • The Pulitzer Board awarded Bedi and Kathleen McGrory for exposing "how a powerful and politically connected sheriff built a secretive intelligence operation that harassed residents and used grades and child welfare records to profile schoolchildren."

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