- NL Sena
The award is instituted by the Media Foundation.
The 2019 Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson for the year has been awarded to independent journalist Rohini Mohan and The Wire's Arfa Khanum Sherwani.
First given in the 1980s, the award is instituted by the Media Foundation. Last year's recipient was Priyanka Dubey of the BBC.
The award function was scheduled to take place on March 14. It has reportedly been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus threat.
Several journalists and public personalities congratulated Rohini and Arfa on Twitter.