Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson
Awarded forJournalism award in India for women
Sponsored byThe Media Foundation
First awarded1981
Last awarded2021
Highlights
Total awarded54
First winnerNeerja Chowdhury
Last winnerAarefa Johari

The Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson is an Indian journalism award named after Chameli Devi Jain, an Indian independence activist who became the first Jain woman to go to prison during India's independence struggle. The award was instituted in 1980 by The Media Foundation and is given to women in the field of journalism. According to Business Standard, the award is "perhaps India's longest running media award for women".[1]

The Media Foundation was founded in 1979 by B. G. Verghese, Lakshmi Chand Jain, Prabhash Joshi, Ajit Bhattacharjea and N. S. Jagannathan. The award was instituted in 1980 by Verghese and the family of Chameli Devi.[2] The criteria for selection include social concern, dedication, courage and compassion in the individual's work. Journalists in print, digital and broadcast are eligible including photographers, cartoonists and newspaper designers; the entries are judged by an independent jury. Preferences are given to rural or small-town journalists and journalists in regional Indian languages.[3]

Neerja Chowdhury won the inaugural award in 1981. In 2015, Supriya Sharma of Scroll.in became the first online journalist to receive the award.[4] The most recent award was given to Aarefa Johari.[5]

Recipients

Homai Vyarawalla (right), winner of the 1998 Chameli Devi Jain Award, receiving the Padma Vibhushan from the President of India in 2011.
Homai Vyarawalla (right), winner of the 1998 Chameli Devi Jain Award, receiving the Padma Vibhushan from the President of India in 2011.
Pushpa Girimaji, winner of the 1991 Chameli Devi Jain Award.
Pushpa Girimaji, winner of the 1991 Chameli Devi Jain Award.
Sucheta Dalal (right), winner of the 1992 Chameli Devi Jain Award, receiving the Padma Shri from the President of India in 2006.
Sucheta Dalal (right), winner of the 1992 Chameli Devi Jain Award, receiving the Padma Shri from the President of India in 2006.
Year Recipient(s) Associated media house(s)/notes Ref.
1981 Neerja Chowdhury The Statesman
The Indian Express
[6]
1982 Prabha Dutt
Sevanti Ninan

[7]
1983 Shahnaz Anklesaria Aiyar
Sakuntala Narasimhan
[8]
1984 Sheela Barse [7]
1985 Madhu Purnima Kishwar [9]
1986 Kalpana Sharma Himmat
The Indian Express
The Times of India
[10]
1987 No winner [11]
1988 Tavleen Singh India Today
The Indian Express
[12]
1989 Chitra Subramaniam India Today [7]
1990 Usha Rai [13]
1991 Pushpa Girimaji
Mediastorm Collective[a]

[14]
1992 Sucheta Dalal
Teesta Setalvad
The Times of India
The Indian Express
[15]
1993 Sheela Bhatt
Alka Raghuvanshi
Manimala
India Today [16]
1994 Shubha Singh The Telegraph
The Pioneer
The Khaleej Times
[17]
1995 Patricia Mukhim The Shillong Times [18]
1996 Annam Suresh
Rehana Hakim

[19]
1997 Anita Pratap CNN
Time
[20]
1998 Homai Vyarawalla [21]
1999 Barkha Dutt
Pamela Philipose
Vasavi Kiro
NDTV
The Times of India
Prabhat Khabar
[22]
[23]
[24]
2000 Kunjal Paanje Kutchji Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan [25]
2001 Bano Haralu Eastern Mirror [26]
2002 Shikha Trivedi [23]
2003 Sonu Jain
Chitrakoot Rural Women's Collective
The Indian Express
Khabar Lahariya
[27]
[28]
2004 Sunita Narain Down to Earth magazine [29]
2005 Ratna Bharali Talukdar [30]
2006 Nilanjana Bose
Sreerekha B
CNN-IBN
Vanitha
[6]
2007 Rupashree Nanda CNN-IBN [31]
2008 Nirupama Subramanian
Vinita Deshmukh
The Hindu [20]
2009 Monalisa Changkija
Shoma Chaudhury
Nagaland Page
Tehelka
[32]
2010 Shahina K. K. Open [33]
2011 Tusha Mittal Tehelka [34]
2012 Alka Dhupkar IBN Lokmat [35]
2013 Anubha Bhonsle CNN-News18 [36]
2014 Supriya Sharma Scroll.in [37]
2015 Priyanka Kakodkar
Raksha Kumar
The Times of India
[38]
2016 Neha Dixit [39]
2017 Uma Sudhir NDTV [40]
2018 Priyanka Dubey BBC [41]
2019 Arfa Khanum Sherwani
Rohini Mohan
The Wire
[42]
2020 Neetu Singh Goan Connection [43]
2021 Aarefa Johari Scroll.in [5]

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ Shohini Ghosh, Ranjani Mazumdar, Sabina Kidwai, Shikha Jhingan, Sabeena Gadihoke and Charu Gargi
Citations
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