Pari Saikia is an independent human rights journalist and documentarian from Assam, India. Currently she is based in New Delhi. She is a three-time grantee of “Modern Slavery Unveiled” by Journalismfund Europe. She is the recipient of the European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2021 (Grand Prize) for her investigation on bride trafficking of Rohingya women. Pari has reported on human trafficking, refugees, slavery, labour rights, and more from India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Italy for various media platforms, among them Vice, The Guardian, The Wire, The OZY and Tehelka.
She was one of the 49 journalists selected for Youtube's Creator Program For Independent Journalists worldwide in 2021. Under this fellowship, she launched Asia's first human trafficking documentary channel. Earlier, Pari was also shortlisted for Outstanding Investigative Reporting by Fetisov Journalism Awards 2021, and Refugee Reporting Award 2021 by One World Media Award, 2021. On top of that, she was a fellow of In Old News & Internews' Mobile Journalism Fellowship in 2021, Thomson Reuters Foundation's “Reporting Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery” in 2019 and Impulse Model Press Lab's “Cross-Border Human Trafficking Journalism Fellowship” in 2018.
Today, together with activists and lawyers, she runs an awareness campaign on human trafficking in India called #kNOwHumanTrafficking where they educate people on the perils of human trafficking through video series and silent march and also try to provide victims with legal help, counseling, or financial aid.