Media award for young woman journalist

February 20th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Alifiya Khan, 24, has won the third Anupama Jayaraman Memorial journalism award for exposing loopholes in the country’s healthcare system with a series of investigative articles.
The award consists of a citation and a cash award of Rs.15,000. Khan, a Mumbai-based correspondent with the Hindustan Times, wrote on 12 state-run healthcare centres.

“Primary Hell Centres” - one of her articles which helped Khan clinch the award - unveiled the condition of health centres where untrained Ayurvedic doctors carried out post mortems and used disposable needles on patients.

The award was set up by the family of Anupama, a young journalist who died in 2006. It aims at encouraging young women journalists writing on social issues. Last year the award bagged by Azera Rahman of IANS.

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