The Indian Sun writer awarded Judith Neilson Institute grant

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Indira Laisram

Indira Laisram to research and write stories on Indian migrants and the diaspora in Victoria

Indira Laisram, a contributor for The Indian Sun, has been awarded the prestigious Judith Neilson Institute grant to cover stories on Indian migrants in Victoria.

Laisram, a media professional with a double Master’s degree (English from NEHU, India, and Social Policy from the University of Melbourne), has more than 20 years’ experience in writing and editing at print, news agency and online media outlets in India and Australia. She started her career with The Press Trust of India and also worked for The Times of India and BusinessWorld magazine, Delhi.

In Australia, she has been writing stories for community magazines and is currently a contributor of The Indian Sun, one of the leading diverse cutting-edge media platforms in Australia focused on the Indian community.

Laisram will use the grant to research and write stories on a range of topics covering Indian migrants and the diaspora in Victoria.

The Judith Neilson Institute supports and celebrates quality journalism and storytelling around the world. Their grants and education programs equip journalists with the resources they need to produce outstanding work.

The ABC, The Guardian and SMH were among the recipients of the first Judith Neilson Institute journalism grants in 2018 to help further quality journalism.

In an age of shrinking newsroom budgets worldwide, philanthropic support such as those provided by the Judith Neilson Institute is a boost for ambitious storytelling.

This article is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas. 


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