Makepeace Sitlhou is an independent journalist covering India’s Northeast. Her work has been published in leading news publications like Middle East Eye, Foreign Policy, CNN International, The Juggernaut, Asia Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Fair Observer, Popula, BBC, Vice Asia, Vice World News, The Huffington Post and several Indian publications. She has been the recipient of several grants supporting her work and awards, most recently the Red Ink Award from the Mumbai Press Club. In 2019, her work was awarded by the South Asian Journalism Association for her story on Black rice in Manipur published in Popula. In 2020, she was awarded the National Media Award for her coverage of coal mining in the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya post the National Green Tribunal ban and the UNFPA sponsored Laadli Media award for gender sensitivity in 2018 for her coverage of the tribal women’s protest in Manipur.