IBN7 wins big at Laadli Media Award

MUMBAI: IBN7, India’s channel of impact, has bagged two awards one in the Best Hindi Feature and the other in the Best Investigative News Feature category, at the prestigious Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2013. IBN7 has once again proved its supremacy in terms of insightful and impactful reportage in the 24X7 Hindi news space by winning two awards in the Western and Northern region at the grand ceremony held on Friday, 20th December.

IBN7’s Nishat Shamsi from Mumbai Bureau received the award in the Best Investigative News Feature category for his documentary ‘Yaha Lagti Hai Dulhan Ki Mandi’ which is an investigative report on the heinous practice of selling women like commodities in the Vedhu Samaj of Nanded District of Maharashtra, while Neetu Rana from Delhi received the award in the Best Feature (Hindi) category for documentary ‘Surrogate Maa’ which showcases surrogate mothers from Anand, a small town in Gujarat who come forward to talk about the pain of renting out their wombs.

The Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity, by Population First, acknowledges the efforts of the media in promoting public awareness and understanding gender issues through gender-just perspectives, portrayals and analysis programmes, policies, social trends and behaviours.

Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7, said, “IBN7 has always been upfront in highlighting the social issues. The award has strengthened our belief and commitment towards fair journalism and motivated us to continue with highlighting such crucial issues.”

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