Ankita Anand is a journalist-writer-poet based in Delhi, and has been published in various languages and countries. An editor with Unbias the News, she has been awarded the International Labour Organisation's Media Award, European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, Statesman Award for Rural Reporting, UNFPA-Laadli Media Award, Sampad – South Asian Arts Prize, Singapore Poetry Prize, and poetry prizes from the International Labour Organisation and Arts Illustrated, among other recognitions.
Ankita’s work has been supported by grants from the One World Media, Climate Tracker, Sanskriti Foundation, Journalismfund.eu, Clean Energy Wire, Hostwriter, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Centre for Media Studies-GIZ, New Economy Coalition, The Rules, Tactical Tech, Centre for World Indigenous Studies, and India Friends’ Association. She received the Jijivisha Fellowship to facilitate poetry workshops for girls in Delhi’s government schools, and the She Creates Change Fellowship to campaign for dignified visual representation of sexual violence survivors in the media. She was also selected to be part of the Changemakers programme hosted by Thomson Reuters Foundation.
She specialises in long-form reporting (rural, urban and cross-border) with a focus on gender, labour, climate, environment, land, corruption, human rights and indigenous communities. She has also contributed to Tactical Tech's Exposing the Invisible Kit for investigators, including a guide on collaborative investigations. Her own collaborations have been with people using different media, formats and genres, including an investigative podcast for iHeart Media, US.
In the past, Ankita has worked as general secretary, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information; copy editor, Penguin Random House; coordinator, Samanvay Indian Languages’ Festival, and co-founder, Aatish street theatre group.