Citizen Matters reporter shortlisted for Asia-level journalism award

Every year the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites journalists from developing countries of Asia and the Pacific to submit published articles, as a part of the annual Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA) competition.

Supriya Khandekar

This year, Citizen Matters is proud to announce one of its staff journalists Supriya Khandekar as a finalist for the DAJA. Supriya’s article Women of a lesser society  about a precarious future for young mothers and girls of Golahalli, a remote village on the outskirts of Bangalore was published in Citizen Matters on September 29th, 2008.

Supriya is among 22 journalists who will be traveling to Tokyo in October to attend a four-day workshop and the award ceremony of DAJA. The poverty impact of the global financial crisis and government responses to the crisis, as well as the role of development journalism in promoting greater economic and financial literacy will be the main issues of discussion for the workshop.

Citizen Matters team congratulates Supriya and wishes her the very best for the finals.

Citizen Matters has been covering Bengaluru city online from November 2007 and went public in March 2008. From January 2009, a sleek 16-page Citizen Matters print fortnightly is also distributed in the south Bangalore localities of JP Nagar and BTM Layout. ⊕

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