Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan living in Britain has been given the Pulitzer Prize, America’s highest journalism award. Through his investigation, he had uncovered the prisons and denture camps built to keep Uighur Muslims imprisoned in the Xinjiang region of China. Megha, who worked for Buzzfeed News, has received a Pulitzer Award in the International Reporting category. These awards were announced on Friday night in the US.
Prepared a report by analyzing satellite images
Megha’s reports revealed that China has kept Uighur Muslims imprisoned in concentration camps. To reveal this, Megha analyzed satellite photos. He had prepared a huge database for this. Along with this, interviews were also taken of the victims who had fled from the camps in China to Kazakhstan. Megha wanted to interview Uighur Muslims in China itself, but she was not approved. So he talked to the people who reached Kazakhstan.
Along with Megha, another Indian-origin journalist Neil Bedi has also received the Pulitzer Award. Bedi had conducted an investigation for the Tampa Bay Times into the trafficking of children of government officials in Florida. He has been awarded in the local reporting category.
Award to the girl who made the video in the George Floyd case
On May 25 last year in Minneapolis, USA, black George Floyd was strangled to death by a police officer. This act of the police officer was recorded in the mobile by a 17-year-old black girl Darnella Frazier. Later it went viral and was produced as evidence in court. Now Frasier has been announced to give a special Pulitzer Award for his bravery.