Indian couple amongst ‘alternative Nobel’ awardees

Indian couple amongst ‘alternative Nobel’ awardees
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First Published: Wed, Oct 01 2008. 02 35 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Oct 01 2008. 02 35 PM IST
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Stockholm: A US journalist, a German gynecologist and activists from India and Somalia share this year’s Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “alternative Nobel.”
Organizers say the prize money of $290,000 has been split in four parts. The announcement was made this morning.
American Amy Goodman was honoured for her independent political journalism, while Germany’s Monika Hauser was cited for her work to help sexually abused women.
Somalia’s Asha Hagi was awarded for her peace work and the last part of the prize was shared by Indian couple Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan for their efforts to promote social justice.
The prize was founded to recognize work organizers felt was ignored by the prestigious Nobel Prizes.
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First Published: Wed, Oct 01 2008. 02 35 PM IST