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WHO Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2014 – World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO partnered with a research-based think-tank, Centre for Media Studies (CMS), to implement the four-month long fellowship spanning three states in India- Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi and Telangana. Fifteen fellows were shortlisted by a jury, out of 73 applications. The Jury panel comprised of senior journalists, road safety experts and technical representatives of the WHO. During the four–month fellowship, the 13 selected fellows contributed 111 stories (both print and electronic). These stories were on pedestrian safety, use of helmet, seat-belts, drunken driving, footpaths, engineering of roads, enforcement, lack of medical facilities, the golden hour, trends of crashes, reasons behind crashes and possible solutions, road transport and safety bill, etc.