The Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2010-11

In recognition of their efforts to highlight the health implications of cervical cancer vaccination of women

Kunal and Shantanu’s magazine feature The Cervical Cancer Bazaar Bazaar on the HPV or cervical cancer vaccine controversy is path breaking and an insightful commentary on the vulnerability of women in India to unscrupulous medical practices.

For their investigation that reveals gender issues in the promotion of medical products, Kunal Majumder and Shantanu Guha Ray are awarded The Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2010-11.

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Villagers die in protest over power plant in coastal Andhra

On 28 February, police fired teargas shells setting fire to nearly a hundred huts of fisherfolk in the Vadditandra village of Srikakulam district inciting people’s anger. The police provoked the villagers and then opened fire with live ammunition killing and injuring in the process, local activists claimed. The police claim they used rubber bullets. So how did 30-year-old C Erraiah and 36-year-old Giri Nageswar Rao die?

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