IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
June 9th, 2008

IPS is pleased to announce that our journalist Keya Acharya has been awarded the influential Prem Bhatia Award for the Best Reporting on Environment of 2008. The prize is awarded by the India-based Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust, set up in 1995 to honour prominent journalist Prem Bhatia.

Keya is based in Bangalore and New Delhi, and specialises in environment and development issues. She is the recipient of several other awards and fellowships, including from the National Foundation for India, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, and the Press Institute of India.

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Her interest in the environment, she says in her blog, “probably stems from both my childhood and a good part of my adult years. I grew up midst the beauty of natural wildlands in the tea gardens in Northeastern India, bordering Bhutan and Sikkim. I remember as a child going on birdwatching trips with an aunt. Her husband was the first person to teach me how to keep notes on what I saw in the jungles.”

Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust

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