Neha Dixit

Neha Dixit is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, who has worked with multiple renowned mediums and reported for Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, Caravan, and The Wire among others.

She focuses on politics, gender, and social justice in South Asia and her work has won her many laurels.

She is the recipient of over a dozen national and international awards in journalism including the International Press Freedom Award 2019, the Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism 2014, the Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism from the European Commission, 2011, and the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist 2016. She won the coveted Press Institute of India-Red Cross award in 2015 for her story, “Shadow Lines”, on the mass rape of women in the sectarian violence of North India’s Muzaffarnagar.

Dixit has been a valuable contributor to the UNESCO Casebook of Investigative Journalism 2011, the anthology on Sexual violence in South Asia, and First Hand: Graphic Non-Fiction in India.

She teaches at a number of Indian universities like NALSAR and Ashoka University and has delivered several lectures on journalism and its intersections with social justice and politics at universities like NYU, Columbia, and Göttingen.