The Globe and Mail writer won the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for her “Breaking Caste” series.

By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

Stephanie Nolen has won a prestigious foreign reporting award for her reporting in India.

Nolen, previously the South Asian correspondent for The Globe and Mail, was given the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for her “Breaking Caste” series, which explored issues of caste and gender in India.

The award is presented annually to the top foreign correspondent covering India for coverage that most accurately and sensitively portrays India to a foreign audience.

Nolen, who now is the Globe’s correspondent in South America, said she was honoured by the award. “Discrimination based on caste and gender continue to bedevil India, but they’re not often part of public conversation, and so it is especially meaningful to have our coverage recognized by one of India’s most prestigious media organizations,” she said in an article in the Globe. “I look forward to telling the girls of Prerna about this prize.”


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.