'Imphal Free Press' reporter awarded first HIV-AIDS Media Fellowship
Manipur State AIDS Control Society project director Haobam Rosita handed over the fellowship contracts to Phurailatpam Keny of 'Imphal Free Press' and Kh Athouba of 'Hueiyen Lanpao' on Thursday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 29 Oct 2021, 7:24 am




Two journalists from Manipur, Imphal Free Press reporter Phurailatpam Keny and Kh Athouba of Hueiyen Lanpao were on Thursday awarded the first HIV-AIDS Media Fellowship 2021-22 by the Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS).

In a contract signing function held at Old Secretariat on Thursday, MACS project director Haobam Rosita handed over the contracts to the selected journalists. In the five-month fellowship programme, the fellows will be publishing eight news stories on HIV-AIDS, for which an amount of Rs 50,000 each will be provided by MACS.

Kh Athouba is a resident editor in Hueiyen Lanpao and Phurailatpam Keny is a staff reporter in Imphal Free Press.

MACS started the media fellowship programme for the first time with an objective to provide a learning opportunity for journalists to experience India’s National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) through various HIV and AIDS prevention and control programmes initiated in the state by MACS.


First published:28 Oct 2021, 7:15 pm


IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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