PARI’s Shalini Singh has been awarded the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard – one of the most prestigious journalism fellowships anywhere. The Nieman Fellowships website carries this brief bio of Shalini who is one of the original founding members of the CounterMedia Trust that runs PARI:
Shalini Singh is a Delhi-based features reporter. She has worked for the Indian news-magazine The Week and and the country’s leading daily, the Hindustan Times, where her story on illegal mining in the Indian state of Goa won the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for best environmental reporting. Singh was a fellow at the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment and has reported widely on environmental issues. Her other awards include the Prem Bhatia Memorial Award and the first Cushrow Irani Prize for environmental reporting as well as the Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity for a team feature. She is a founding member of the CounterMedia Trust and a regular contributor to the People’s Archive of Rural India.
Singh is working to expand this multimedia digital repository of information about the lives, languages and cultures of the 833 million people in India’s countryside who are largely ignored by the mainstream media.