Sarita Santoshini

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Sarita Santoshini is an independent journalist based in India, seeking out urgent stories in under-reported regions. She reports on human rights, development, and gender for publications like Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor, South China Morning Post, Public Radio International, The New Humanitarian, IndiaSpend, and The Caravan, among others. In 2017, she received an individual International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellowship to report on gender rights in post-conflict northern Uganda and the status of female refugees in the country. She spent a month working on her reporting project there. She was also the 2016 Bitch Media writing fellow in reproductive rights and justice. In 2018, she was recognised with Population First's Laadli media awards for gender sensitivity for her reporting on child trafficking, and the 2nd prize in the the best article category of Press Institute of India and International Committee of the Red Cross’ annual awards on humanitarian reporting for her piece on maternal health. She was also a finalist of the South Asia Journalists’ Association (SAJA) awards in the category of outstanding piece of non-fiction writing about South Asia.

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