BETTIAH : A free lancer journalist of Ratanmala village under Majhaulia police station of West Champaran district of Bihar Monika Jha has been awarded “Stop Slavery Media Award” in London by the Thomson Reuter Foundation for producing a highly impactful story, raising awareness in society about the often overlooked issues of modern slavery and human trafficking in 2019. She was selected for this award by a panel of six judges.
Monika Jha is daughter of Uma Jha , a retired school teacher and Chandra Shekhar Jha, A Bank officer of Ratanmala village. She did B-Tech and then started journalism from 2007 .
Monika said that in 2019 she worked in Koshi region of North Bihar and published several stories of human trafficking in various journals and more than 100 trafficked minor children went free from the clutches of different persons and organizations. Slaves are the people coerced into working through force and fraud at no pay beyond subsistence. Who became free were in all type of slavery including sex trafficking, debt bondage, domestic servitudes and force labour. The parents of Monika have proud that Monika has done outstanding work against the modern slavery with courage and hard work and got fame in world after getting this award.