awards were given away by Vice President M Hamid Ansari at a function
in the capital.
The TV18 group - CNN-IBN, CNBC-TV18, and IBN Lokmat - and NDTV won
as many as five awards each. In the print media, the Indian Express
won four awards while the Mint and Business Today won two each
30 other journalists in print and the electronic media from all
over the country received the RNG Excellence in Journalism Awards.
Sen, CNN-IBN, received it for reporting from Jammu and Kashmir and
the Northeast for reports on fake encounters in Manipur and the
plight of a people caught between militants and the state. Hridayesh
Joshi, NDTV India, was awarded for series tracing influence of India
on Chinese culture and profiling successful Indians in China.
award to Prakash Noolvi of TV9 was given for an investigative story
on the continuing Devdasi tradition in a region in Karnataka.
Environmental Reporting, Arti Kulkarni of IBN Lokmat was awarded
for a report on illegal mining in a tiger reserve in Maharashtra.
award for Uncovering India Invisible went to Shikha Trivedy of NDTV
24x7 for a story on women who joined the Naxal movement.
Chopra of ET NOW received the award for Business and Economic Journalism
for reports on the economic crisis and candid interviews with key
Bhonsle of CNN-IBN with the show 'Paisa Power Politics' exposing
the relationship between those who fight elections and those who
fund it received the award for reporting on Politics and Government.
Mirchandani of NDTV 24x7 got the award for her interview with Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh in his constituency and for her report on
the PM's meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari in Russia.
Sports Journalism, the award went to Anjali Doshi of NDTV 24x7 for
giving a peep into what cricketers do on tours when they are not
Sharma of Lok Sabha TV won the award for her programme 'Honslon
ki Udaan' for her story on visual effects in Bollywood and how the
industry is growing.
Singh of CNN-IBN got the On-the-Spot Reporting award for her coverage
of the floods in Andhra Pradesh, while the Investigative Reporting
award went to Rajat Kain of NDTV India for exposing a flourishing
gun culture in the heart of Delhi.
the print medium awards, the award for Reporting from J&K and
the Northeast went to Teresa Rehman of Tehelka for her story on
a chilling shootout in Imphal.
Tiwari of Dainik Jagran won the award for highlighting how Delhi
was not ready for the Commonwealth Games.
Rejeena of Madhyamam Daily received the award for showing how a
village in Kerala has become a city's dumping ground, while the
award for Environmental Reporting went to
Chandawarkar of DNA for reporting the environmental degradation
in hill stations of Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani.
Subramanian of Mint was awarded for the series 'Unholy Waters',
chronicling the decline of Ganga as it flows through Varanasi, while
the award for Uncovering India Invisible went to Maitreyee Handique
of the same newspaper for exposing how industries continue to flout
Mehra of Business Today got the Business and Economic Journalism
award for her story on how a dip in confidence was causing Indian
consumers to spend less, while Saumya Bhattacharya of the same publication
got it for her story on how employees and employers were coping
Reporting on Politics and Government, the award went to Maneesh
Chhibber of The Indian Express for breaking the Liberhan Commission
report on the demolition of the Babri Masjid and his coverage of
the Law Ministry.
Nair of Malayala Manorama got the award for his story on an official
gag order on the media that forced the V S Achuthanandan government
Sports Journalism, the award went to G S Vivek of The Indian Express
for his coverage of the second edition of the Indian Premier League
in South Africa.
film and television Journalism, senior critic Shubhra Gupta of The
Indian Express was awarded for her incisive reports on the world
of films and for her comprehensive and witty film reviews.
Kalra of HT City received the honour for a series featuring the
five most powerful Bollywood couples in their homes.
Jaleel of The Indian Express got the On-the-Spot Reporting award
for his coverage of the last days of the Lankan government's war
against the LTTE; while The Indian Express Team won the Investigative
Reporting award for a 12-part series that investigated the glaring
gaps in the response to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
Astill of The Economist won the Foreign Correspondent Covering India
award for his perceptive and prescient reporting and commentary
on India: from its water politics to the Maoist insurgency.