WNCB Jury Award 2022-23: Odisha woman journalist Diana Sahu among five awardees

Sahu, who is working with The New Indian Express (TNIE)'s Odisha Bureau as a special correspondent, is among the five journalists selected for the award

Bhubaneswar: Woman journalist from Odisha Diana Sahu has bagged the WNCB Jury Awards for Untold Stories 2022-2023.

Sahu, who is working with The New Indian Express (TNIE)’s Odisha Bureau as a special correspondent, is among the five journalists selected for the award by an eminent and independent jury panel comprising Indian documentary film maker Pankaj Butalia, Communication Coordinator WNCB Tanja Brook, senior journalists Usha Rai and Preeti Mehra. Her co-fellows in India are Gulzar Bhat, Azera Parveen Rahman, Darshan Desai and Sabita Kumari.

Taking to social media on Wednesday, Sahu shared the information while expressing her eagerness to work on the upcoming assignment.

“Happy to announce that I have received the WNCB Awards for Untold Stories on Child Labour (2022-23), a fellowship by Work: No Child’s Business(India). My four other co-fellows are Gulzar Bhat, Parveen Rahman, Darshan Desai and Sabita Kumari. Looking forward to this amazing opportunity,” Sahu posted on Facebook.

An initiative by Work: No Child’s Business India Chapter after the success of its first edition, these jury-based awards invite mid-career and freelance journalists to work on ‘untold stories’ of child labour where top five winners are given a fellowship of Rs 1 lakh each.

WNCB is a multi country programme launched to contribute towards ending all forms of child labour by 2025 and  works in six countries–Côte d’Ivoire, India, Jordan, Uganda and Vietnam. The jury awards seek to delve deeper into the issue of child labour and facilitate intellectual interventions through media.

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