for Teesta Setalvad
January 15, 2007 Teesta Setalvad was honoured with the Nani A
Palkhivala Civil Liberties Award, 2006.
Here is the full text of her acceptance
‘Knight of the Order of Merit’
awarded by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Jacques
Chirac to Javed Anand along with 6
other social activists from India at an awards ceremony in Mumbai on
January 12, 2005.
on the occasion of the birth anniversary of
Rashtramata KrantiJyoti, Savitrimai Phule, awarded to
by the Samrat Cultural and Social Trust, Mumbai on
January 3, 2005.
‘Vijay Zarapkar Award for Social Activist’
awarded by the Keshav Gore Trust, Mumbai and instituted by the
Maharashtra Foundation to
Teesta Setalvad along with 5 others. on January 1, 2005
‘Siva Prasad Barooah Award for Journalism 2002’
awarded by the
Kamal Kumari Foundation to Teesta Setalvad on November 28, 2004.
Parliamentarians for Global Action’s ‘2004
Defenders’ of Democracy Award’ to Teesta Setalvad
for her efforts as secretary, Citizens for Justice and Peace to ensure
justice for the victims of the genocide in Gujarat and to Rt. Hn.
Helen Clerk, Prime Minister of New Zealand, for her endeavours to
ensure a nuclear-free world.
‘M. A. Thomas National Human Rights Award,
Vocational Excellence Award for Community Service
for Communal Harmony,
Rotary Club, Mumbai West to Teesta Setalvad,
Nuremberg International Human Rights Award 2003,
awarded jointly to Teesta Setalvad and Ibn Abdur Rehman
(Pakistan), September 2003
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from Kofi Annan (UN Secretary General)
Staines International Award for Religious Harmony jointly awarded to
Teesta Setalvad and Admiral Ramdas, August
3rd Prakash Kapley International
Solidarity Award (PKISA)
Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award 2002,
awarded jointly to Teesta Setalvad and Harsh Mander,
Action Aid, India, August 2002
The Xaviers Institute of Communications
for Peace Award, January 2002.
The Pax Christi International Human Rights
Award, October 2001.
The Prince Claus Award 2000 (Netherlands),
“in recognition of exceptional initiatives in the field of journalism
and development”, to Communalism Combat. Since 1997, the annual
Prince Claus Awards (named after HRH Prince Claus of Netherlands) have
been presented “to people and organisations to recognise and encourage
their exceptional achievements in the field of culture and development
in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean”, December 2000
The Human Rights Award 2000 instituted by
the Dalit Liberation Education Trust, Chennai, Tamil Naidu; to
Teesta Setalvad, December 2000
The Ramkrishna Jaidayal Harmony Award (1999) from
the Organisation of Understanding and Fraternity, Delhi; to
Communalism Combat, Khoj and Aman, December 1999
Maharana Mewar Foundation’s Hakim Khan Sur award,
1998-1999 to Javed Anand and Teesta Setalvad, April 1999
The Ramkrishna Jaidayal Harmony Award (1998) from
the Organisation of Understanding and Fraternity, Delhi for excellence
in writing on communal harmony in English, December 1998
(Among other things, both citations made special
reference to interceptions of police wireless message during the
January, 1993 riots which expose the anti-Muslim bias of the force.
Besides, the national
press, the story was picked up by BBC, CNN and ‘The New York Times’.
Was also interviewed by CNN)
Recipient, “Chameli Devi Jain Award for
Outstanding Woman Journalist, 1993, January 1993
Recipient, “PUCL Journalism For Human Rights
Awards, 1993, March 1993