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Barkha Dutt is Commonwealth Broadcasting Assoc's 'journalist of the year'

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MUMBAI: NDTV journalist and the managing editor of NDTV 24X7 Barkha Dutt has been honoured with the prestigious Commonwealth Broadcasting Association -Thomson Foundation, 'Journalist of the Year Award'. The category included nominations from 53 Commonwealth countries, including the BBC and Channel 4.

The award was presented for her reporting in the last one year where she covered issues from the Kashmir earthquake, which united the two neighboring countries in tragedy, to the campaign for Justice for the Jessica Lall Murder case and the communal violence in Vadodara.

Accepting the awards Dutt said, "This award means more than any other because you know that you are up against the best in the business. It's a great honour and I thank CBA for this recognition"

The CBA was founded in February 1945 as the Commonwealth Broadcasting Conference. The first meeting, held in London, brought together representatives of a number of broadcasting organizations that had co-operated closely in reporting the Second World War. It began with only six members but today it is an association of more than 100 broadcasting organizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Australasia, the Pacific, North and South America.

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