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The Gujarat Earthquake, Rediff.com

Winner, Breaking News: Independent, Online Journalism Awards 2001. Coverage of Jan. 2001 earthquake in India, which killed 30,000 people. The judges called the coverage incredibly comprehensive, with 12 to 15 stories a day on every angle of this major natural disaster, from the stories of the victims to the physics of the earthquake. It’s clear and complete, they said, with interviews, discussions and extensive information on how people in India and abroad could help. And all this on a true breaking news story, with no warning and no opportunity to prepare or plan coverage in advance.

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