Youth Ki Awaaz Wins World Young Reader Prize For Excellence In Public Service

Posted on July 20, 2015 in Staff Picks, Youth Ki Awaaz news

By YKA Staff

In another news, Youth Ki Awaaz has been awarded the World Young Reader Prize for ​​​Enduring ​Excellence in ​Public ​Service, from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers​ (WAN-IFRA)​. The World Young Reader Prizes are part of WAN-IFRA’s efforts to recognize, encourage and disseminate innovative ideas and thinking to help build stronger and vital news media. World Young Reader Prize winning strategies are celebrated and shared as they benefit not only the media companies and their young audiences but also society as a whole.

WAN IFRAThe awards are supported by SitesAlive, the news in education initiative linked to the Vendee Globe sailing race (news in education category), CCI, the Denmark-based editorial systems and innovation specialists (editorial category), and Eram Group, the multi-faceted business conglomerate operating in the Gulf region, India and Europe (public service category).

This year, we share this space with other winners from The French news media, to The News Lens, Taiwan. (Full list here)

About our work at Youth Ki Awaaz, the jury had this to say – “This is a good model how storytelling journalism can address society’s taboo’s, become viral content and trigger debate. Since 2008, ​​they have tackled such difficult subjects, but these are exactly the subjects young people want to hear and talk about. A good lesson for news publishers.

As we move ahead, here’s a shout out to the amazing community of readers, writers and comment​ators who’ve been standing strong with us since the last 7+ years. Thank you!


WAN-IFRA (, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India and Latin America, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism, editorial integrity and the development of sustainable media businesses.