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Established in honor of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed while reporting in Pakistan, this award recognizes outstanding in-depth reporting that exhibits the kind of courage and integrity that Pearl embodied in his work.



The submitted piece(s) of work must have:

  • Appeared in a North American (US and Canadian) news outlet between January 1, 2017,      and December 31, 2017. Work published in a South Asian publication is not eligible for entry
  • Covered or focused on an issue affecting one or more South Asian countries or the      South Asian worldwide diaspora.
  • Been produced by a journalist of South Asian origin based anywhere in the world  but reporting for a North American outlet, OR a journalist of non-South Asian origin based anywhere in the world who has reported in or about      South Asia for a North American outlet.

Other criteria:

  • Awards are open to all US and Canadian media: national newspapers/TV channels,      local/regional newspapers/TV channels, news and features websites, and      other online platforms that do not include personal blogs.
  • Freelancers and journalists employed by newsrooms are eligible to apply by submitting      a story published in a North American publication.
  • Individuals may submit entries or organizations may enter the contest on behalf of      their journalist.
  • Multiple entries may be made. However, the same entry cannot be submitted in      different categories.
  • Former SAJA board members are eligible to apply but they must not have served on      the board since past two years. 

Note: The countries that we consider as part of "South Asia" are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan.