In this week's podcast, Journalism.co.uk speaks to Soma Basu, winner of the the Local Reporter category in the 2017 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism.
An investigative journalist based out of New Delhi, India, she has dedicated her career to covering issues of environmental justice and human rights in the subcontinent. Most recently, she exposed the harrowing ordeal of Nepali women who are trafficked and forced to sell their skin to supply India’s booming cosmetic surgery industry.
In this episode, she talks about the viral story that has sparked nationwide conversations, why the story always comes first, and how she has spent the $5,000 cash prize to set up an online network to support how under-reported stories get told.
Rather than being a citizen journalism website, the Reporter At Large network describes itself as a community of experienced reporters who know, feel and breathe journalism but whose stories are not being published because of political reasons, petty office politics or personal troubles.
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