Network18, India’s leading media conglomerate has once again been recognized for outstanding journalism in the latest edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards. 3 Network18 channels, namely CNN-News18, CNBC-TV18 and IBN-Lokmat bagged 4 awards at a grand ceremony held on 2nd November 2016 at ITC Maurya in New Delhi. The awardees were felicitated by the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.
CNN-News18’s Cricket Editor Sanjeeb Mukherjea won the award in the ‘Sports Journalism’ category for his reporting on ‘IPL Spot-Fixing Tapes involving Rajasthan Royals players’. Subhajit Sengupta, channel’s NorthEast Bureau Head was awarded in the category of ‘Reporting from J&K and the NorthEast’ for his documentary ‘Assam: Killing Fields’ on the killing of Muslims and Adivasis in Bodoland Territorial area.
CNBC-TV18’s Reporter Archana Shukla won the award in the ‘Business & Economics Journalism’ category for her coverage of the rural economy through the series ‘What’s Ailing Rural India’, which dealt with the coverage of the agrarian crisis in Marathwada, the worsening drought situation in Bundelkhand and Union Budget in the context of rural India.
IBN-Lokmat’s Reporter Halimabi Abdul Kureshi won the award in the ‘Reporting on Politics and Government’ category for her story on the impact of the beef ban law In Maharashtra on society and industry.
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards is one of India’s biggest and most prestigious awards of journalism. These awards recognize print and broadcast journalists, who do stories that create a far-reaching impact. Started in 2006 to honour the late Ramnath Goenka, freedom fighter and founder of The Indian Express Group, these awards acknowledge accuracy, courage, credibility and fairness in journalism, and honour the best and the brightest in Indian media every year.