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NEWS: South Asia climate change journalist fellowship awarded

This year’s 24 South Asia Climate Change Award (SACCA) fellows have been selected by a panel of experts after careful consideration of nearly seventy applications from all forms of media from six countries in South Asia.

The fellowships will support writing / reporting stories on climate change from the region. The fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a training workshop and field trip that will link them with their peers from the neighbouring countries and understand climate-related issues from a South Asian perspective.

Weightage was given to form of media, gender and language to ensure a judicious mix. PSA’s SACCA fellowships are being offered as part of a CDKN project for enhancing climate change awareness and understanding among journalists in South Asia. The project, which is currently in its second phase, has already produced quality new climate change reporting across the region. Many of these stories have also been featured on CDKN’s Asia website page.

The SACCA Fellows 2013 are as follows:

NameSexCountryName of mediaLanguageType of media
Mohammad   Imran HossainMBangladeshDiganta   TelevisionBanglaTV
Abu Bakkar SiddiqueMBangladeshDeutschenews24.deEnglish/BanglaWeb
Yasmin ReemaFBangladeshNew   AgeEnglishPrint
Syful IslamMBangladeshReuters   Alertnert ClimateEnglishWeb
Passang NorbuMBhutanKuenzel   newspaperEnglishPrint
Chencho DemaFBhutanThe   BhutaneseEnglishPrint
Athar ParvaizMIndiaThe   Kashmir TimesEnglishPrint
Nilofer D’SouzaFIndiaForbes   IndiaEnglishPrint
Pradeep NanandkarMIndiaSolapur   Tarun BharatMarathiPrint
K. RajendranMIndiaKairali   TVMalayalamTV
Sandip DasMIndiaFinancial   ExpressEnglishPrint
Santosh SarangMIndiaPrabhat   KhabarHindiPrint
Kavitha MuralidharanFIndiaDeccan   Chronicle and Puthiya ThalamuraiEnglish/TamilPrint
John UptonMIndiaNew   York Times India InkEnglishWeb
Om Astha RaiMNepalRepublicaEnglishPrint
Pitambar SigdelMNepalAnnapurna   PostNepaliPrint
Pramila ManandharFNepalRadio   SagarmathaNepaliRadio
Shabina FarazFPakistanDaily   Jang, KarachiUrduPrint
Saleem ShaikhMPakistanReuters   Alertnet ClimateEnglishWeb
Rashid AhmedMPakistanPakistan   Broadcasting CorporationUrduRadio
Waqar BhattiMPakistanThe   News InternationalEnglishPrint
Bari BalochMPakistanDaily   Balochistan TodayEnglishPrint
Amantha PereraMSri   LankaInternewsEnglishWeb   and print
Apsara Kapukotuwa PereraFSri   LankaCeylon   TodayEnglishPrint
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