Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim wins 2022 Pulitzer prize

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Bangladesh-born illustrator and story writer Fahmida Azeem, who works for America's online magazine 'Insider', has been selected for the Pulitzer Prize for the year 2022.


  • He will be given this award for the category of Illustrated, Interpretive Reporting and Commentary.
  • Fahmida Azeem has been selected to work on the persecution of Uighurs in China.

  • Four journalists of Insider magazine including Fahmida Azeem have been selected for the award –

    • fahmida azeem

    • Anthony Dale Colonel

    • Josh Adams

    • Walt Hickey

  • Fahmida Azeem was born in Bangladesh and later settled in America.

  • His work has focused on themes of identity, culture and autonomy.

  • His works are published in many international magazines like Glamour, Scientific American, The Intercept, Vice, The New York Times.


About Pulitzer Prize :

  • The award was established in the year 1917 by provisions written in the will of Joseph Pulitzer.

  • Columbia University administers the award.

  • The Pulitzer Prize is considered America's most prestigious honour in the field of journalism.

  • The award is given in a total of 22 categories. In which 15 categories of journalism and 7 categories of book, drama, music etc. are included.

  • In 21 categories, each winner receives USD 15,000 and a certificate. A gold medal is awarded to the winner in the Public Service category of the award.

  • Govind Bihari Lal was the first Indian to receive the Pulitzer Prize in 1937.

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