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The Wire’s senior editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani and freelance journalist Rohini Mohan have jointly won the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson, 2019. The award is given annually to an outstanding woman mediaperson. It was first given in 1982 and since then has named a woman journalist who has made a difference through her work. The awardees have been representatives of English, Hindi and vernacular media, from a cross-section of backgrounds.