Guwahati: Megha Rajgopalan, an Indian-origin journalist, along with two contributors has won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports that exposed a vast infrastructure of prisons and mass internment camps secretly build by China for detaining hundreds of Uighur Muslims in its Xinjiang region.
The prizes were announced by the Pulitzer board on Friday. Rajagopalan along with her two colleagues works at BuzzFeed News.
Another Indian-origin journalist, Tampa Bay Times’s Neil Bedi, won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporter.
Bedi exposed a law enforcement initiative that used computer modeling to identify people believed to be future crime suspects. About 1,000 people were monitored under the programme, including children.