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
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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