The Thomson Reuters Foundation editorial team has won the Asian Environmental Journalism Award. In particular, the climate team has received the SEC-Lee Foundation Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting for “consistently high performance in covering environmental issues in Asia”.
We submitted 10 stories for this award, with our coverage ranging from floating homes in Thailand and boat schools in Bangladesh, to the climate changes pushing Kashmir’s women into the sex trade.
Among the stories awarded is one by Syful Islam reporting on on a floating school used by primary school pupils during the recent floods in Bangladesh.
Here’s the full list of the stories submitted for the Award:
- Lured by marriage promises, climate victims fall into trafficking trap – Aditya Ghosh
- Everyday disasters’ driving flight from Sundarbans – Aditya Ghosh
- Pakistan confronts the curse of potato success – Aamir Saeed
- Rapid groundwater depletion threatens Pakistan food security officials - Aamir Saeed
- On the road to zero emissions, Bhutan hits a few electric car bumps – Saraswati Sundas
- Pakistan’s coastal villagers retreat as seas gobble land – Rina Saeed Khan
- Climate stresses push Kashmir’s poor into militancy, Pakistan experts warn – Roshan din Shad
- ‘Development refugees’ resist Indian dam – Stella Paul
- Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods - Alisa Tang
- Boat schools bring classroom to Bangladesh’s flood-hit children - Syful Islam