The runner ups in the print and online category were Shimaila Matri
Daood of Newsline magazine of Pakistan and Amit Shrivastava of Sahara
Times respectively, informs an official release. The best entries
were selected by a panel of eminent jurists comprising distinguised
personalities from the field of media and print journalism.
'No Entry, we are the Meat Nazis' an article by Anuj Chopra, on
the rights of cooperative societies to restrict membership to their
community emerged as the judges' number one choice in the print/
online category. Chopra, has won the first prize, which comprises
of a trip to CNN headquarters in Atlanta for a week where he will
interact with CNN's experienced editorial and core teams.
Sharma from Aaj Tak, the winner in the television category; for
his story 'Tihar Jail Bani Ghoos Mahal' about the deep routed corruption
in the Tihar jail. And, Harish Babu from Indiavision, who captured
the moments of 'Oru Vadakkan Ona Kazcha', have won the opportunity
to visit CNN's regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
Instituted in 2003, CNN Internationa managing editor Jill Dougherty
along with ITC Limited - Hotels Division VP sales and marketing
B. Hariharan gave away the awards to the young journalists in a
ceremony attended by personalities from the media industry.
Dougherty said, "CNN launched the Young Journalist Award
to reward and honour promising young journalists in India and Pakistan.
We at CNN are very pleased with the number and the quality of responses
that we have received from India and Pakistan over the past three
years and hope that we are able to continue our pursuit of acknowledging
and honoring journalistic excellence. I am particularly glad that
to mark CNN's 25th anniversary, we introduced the special category,
cameraperson of the year this year."