CNN to be feted at SAJA awards

NEW YORK: CNN's Indra Sibal and Ash-har Quraishi will be honoured for their contribution to the field of journalism this weekend in New York. Both are the winners of 2003 SAJA Journalism Awards contest to be given away by the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) at its ninth annual dinner on 20 June at Columbia University.



In the outstanding editorial/op-ed on South Asia category CNN correspondent Indra Sibal is being cited for the video documentary Arranged Marriage. This takes a look at the tradition of organising a wedding in India.

The broadcaster's Ash-har Quraishi is gong to be recognised for the series Pakistan Decides. The category is Special Project on South Asia or South Asians in North America.


The stories examine our neighbours struggle to move forward towards creating a democratic environment.

These annual awards recognise excellence in reporting about South Asia, as well as outstanding reporting by South Asian journalists and students in the US and Canada. The awards ceremony is part of the SAJA international convention, which takes place from 20-22 June and is expected to draw 600 journalists and guests from the US, Canada, Europe and South Asia.

The awards will be presented at Columbia University by The Oregonian executive editor Peter Bhatia and CNN International's executive VP and GM Rena Golden. In addition, Bhatia and Golden, the senior-most South Asians in US newspapers and television, respectively, will each receive a SAJA Journalism Leader Award in recognition of their contributions to the field of journalism.

The convention's opening speaker is ABC News anchor Peter Jennings. He will talk about his experiences covering South Asia and other international stories for more than 30 years. SAJA will also pay tribute to the memory of slain reporter Daniel Pearl, who, as Mumbai bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, was a regular participant in SAJA's cyber activities.

This year's contest received more than 300 entries from more than 100 media outlets for work executed last year. In the photo about South Asia or South Asians in North America section Time magazine's John Stanmeyer will be cited for Nuclear Neighbours. The series of photos captured the divide between Pakistan and India.

Latest Reads
Media Worldwide launches Bangla Talkies

Music channel network, Media Worldwide Ltd has announced the launch of an all new channel Bangla Talkies.

Television TV Channels Regional
COLORS launches an epic tale of good vs. evil - ‘Vish Ya Amrit: Sitaara’

COLORS, India’s leading premium Hindi entertainment channel is strengthening its leadership in the fantasy and supernatural genre with the launch of ‘Vish Ya Amrit: Sitaara’

Television TV Channels GECs
First Promo of Pro Volleyball League goes on air

With the league a couple of months away, volleyball fans across the country were treated to the first promo of Pro Volleyball League on Wednesday.

Television TV Channels Sports
CNN Digital appoints new head of CNN Digital Asia

CNN Digital has appointed Brett McKeehan as Director, CNN Digital Asia. Based in Hong Kong, McKeehan will lead the Asia-Pacific team and have editorial responsibility for content coming from teams across the region for CNN Digital’s global audience.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Located 46 miles off the coast of Belize, the Blue Hole is known around the world for its crystal-clear water and its abundance of sharks and sea life.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
“Meet the Drapers”, the crowdfunding reality show by Sony Entertainment Television, is again on the hunt for the next big idea; Season 2 going global

“Meet the Drapers” Season 1 debuted the world’s first crowdfunding-based startup reality show in 2017-2018, featuring the Drapers -- Silicon Valley’s legendary VC family - and was an immediate success in the Americas.

Television TV Channels GECs
Kids most benefited genre in Chrome DM week 46

With a growth of 1.07 per cent, the kids genre in all India 1 lakh+, marked the highest opportunity to see (OTS) among all categories in week 46 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media. Discovery garnered the highest OTS in kids’ genre with 90.5 per cent.

Television TV Channels Viewership
Viacom18 confirms the departure of Raj Nayak

In an official statement released to the media, Viacom18 confirmed the departure of Raj Nayak, the media network’s Chief Operating Officer.

Television TV Channels GECs
Sony Pictures Networks India gears up for the India tour of Australia with engaging programming initiatives

For the year ending high-octane cricket series between India and Australia, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), will be undertaking several initiatives to enhance the viewing experience and increase engagement with cricket enthusiasts across the nation.

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories