Parsi Indian reporter wins AFP prize for work in Kashmir
Dilnaz Boga, an Indian photojournalist and reporter, has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her courageous work in Indian-administered Kashmir, the AFP Foundation announced Wednesday.
Boga, 33, spent a year in Srinagar working for the respected news portal Kashmir Dispatch as well as a number of international publications and websites, the culmination of a decade covering the troubled region.
The Kate Webb Prize was launched in 2008 in honour of the legendary AFP correspondent in Asia who blazed a trail for women in international journalism.
The prize recognises exceptional work produced by locally engaged Asian journalists operating in dangerous or difficult circumstances in the region.
Boga will receive a certificate and 3,000 euros ($4,200) in cash at a ceremony in Hong Kong.
Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney