Saswati Bora wins the 20th PUCL 'JOURNALISM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS' Award

1st March 2001

Twentieth PUCL Journalism for Human Rights Award & Twenty First JP Memorial Lecture


Saswati Bora's Speech

Special Mention: G. Venugopal

The Jury of the 20th PUCL 'Journalism for Human Rights' Award has selected Ms. Saswati Bora of The Asian Age, Mumbai. Ms. Bora will re-ceive Rs. 20,000/-, a Plaque, and a Citation.

Ms. Saswati Bora had done a series of 6 reports regarding the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. She exposed the very corrupt nature of the Jail sys-tem in Mumbai. The Jury appreciated the persistence and commitment of the reporter in the face of intimidation and threats.

The jury has also selected Shri G. Venugopal of Mangalam Daily, Kottayam, for a Special Mention, for his series of 7 articles on Human Rights violations in Kerala by the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary. He will receive Rs. 5000/- and a Special Mention.

The Award will be presented to the winners on March 23rd at Chennai. In the same function Shri S. Sankaran of Hyderabad will deliver the 21st JP Memorial Lecture.

Y P Chhibbar, Ph. D, General Secretary, PUCL