Srishti Jaswal


Srishti Jaswal is an award-winning journalist based in India. She was awarded the Lorenzo Natali Best Emerging Journalist award by the European Commission in 2021 and  the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) second Global Nutrition and Food Security Reporting prize in 2021 for her work documenting how millions of poor Indians were denied food grains during the pandemic. Her story investigating starvation deaths in India received a special mention in the 2021Red-Ink awards awarded by the Mumbai Press Club. In 2021, she was awarded a grant by the National Foundation for India (NFI) to report on the agri-insurance sector where she investigated how farmers were scammed under the Prime Minister’s insurance scheme. For this story, she was awarded the IFFCO IIMCAA Award for Excellence in Agriculture Reporting in 2022. Previously, she was based in Paris with the investigative newsroom Forbidden Stories where she investigated the far-right disinformation chambers in India for the ‘Story Killers’ project. She is currently working on her first nonfiction book, "Post at your own risk," which explores political trolling in India — a country with high digital penetration but poor digital literacy, to be published by Pan-Macmillan India.