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Megha Rajagopalan, a journalist of Indian origin, wins Pulitzer Prize for exposing China’s Uyghur Muslims detention camps

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– Yearly, Pulitzer Prize is awarded in twenty-one categories.

– Each winner receives a certificate and a USD 15,000 cash award in twenty of the categories.

– Public Service Category winner is awarded a gold medal.

Assam News: Indian origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan, along with two contributors, has won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports that exposed secretly built China’s mass detention camps for Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province.

The award in the international reporting category that Megha Rajagopalan shared with two colleagues – Alison Killing and Christo Buschek – from an internet media, BuzzFeed News, was announced on Friday by the Pulitzer Board. This was the first Pulitzer for BuzzFeed News, a digital news publication founded in 2014.

Rajagopalan and her colleagues used satellite imagery and 3D architectural simulations to buttress her interviews with two dozen former prisoners from the detention camps where as many as a million Muslims from Uighur and other minority ethnicities were interned.

According to The Pulitzer Prizes’ official website, Megha Rajagopalan is an award-winning international correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in London. She has been a staff correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in China and Thailand as well as in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and before that, she was a political correspondent for Reuters in China.
She has reported from 23 countries in Asia and the Middle East on stories ranging from the North Korean nuclear crisis to the peace process in Afghanistan.

Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He has leaked information about prisons and other buildings secretly built by China to detain millions of Muslims in the restive Xinjiang province.

This award has been given to Rajagopalan for his discipline in the Xinjiang Province of International Reporting. Two other journalists, including Rajagopalan of BuzzFeed News, have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative journalism. This is America’s greatest award in the field of journalism.

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