New Delhi, Dec 9: Greater Kashmir's reporter Rabia Noor has won the prestigious fellowship for women journalists.
Charkha, a non-government organisation, has announced fellowships for women journalists to highlight their perspectives on the areas of conflict in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Sanjoy Ghose Media Fellowships 2007-08 aims to reflect alternate viewpoints that can add value to the efforts in finding workable solutions to the crisis faced by the people of the State for several years now.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, on Friday, presented the awards of Rs 12000 each to — Greater Kashmir reporter Rabia Noor, Yangchan Dolma, a reporter from Ladakh; Anuja Khushu, a senior sub-editor with the Indian Express (Jammu).
During the fellowship period of six-months, the three journalists will explore the changing realities in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Rabia Noor will do research on "Orphans of the Kashmir Conflict, a sociological insight into rights and reality."
Dolma will be doing research on "Ladakhi women out of the closet and bringing about a silent revolution," and Khushu's topic of research is "Women crafting peace amid small arms proliferation"
The fellowships are supported by Unnati Foundation India, a Delhi-based charitable non-profit organisation.
The Fellowship was open to all women writers and journalists residing in Jammu & Kashmir between the ages of 25-45 years. Applications were invited in Hindi, English and Urdu. There were 3 Fellowships for six months with a total value of Rs.12, 000, each and were selected by a Jury of eminent people in the media and academia both in J&K and from the mainstream. Those who have already received the Sanjoy Ghose Fellowship were not eligible. The Fellowships were awarded on a day to mark the birthday of the founder of Charkha, social activist, Sanjoy Ghose.