Srishti Jaswal is a journalist from India. She writes for national and international media such as Caravan Magazine, Vice World News and Al Jazeera. Her topics range from politics and governance to technology, women's health, human rights and rural affairs.
In 2021, she was awarded the Lorenzo Natali Best Emerging Journalist Award by the European Commission. She also received the second ICFJ award in 2021 for her reporting on global nutrition and food security. She received a National Foundation for India (NFI) grant and another award for her research on insurance in the agricultural sector, exposing injustices in compensation for crop losses. Her reportage, "The Ritual Killings," in which she examined the link between a religious group, the Tantrists, and politics in India, was sponsored by the Pulitzer Center and published in Caravan Magazine in 2021.
Because of her work, Jaswal has experienced considerable hatred online against herself and her family, and has been threatened and persecuted. The Berlin Scholarship Program will support her in protecting herself from digital threats.