From covering natural calamities to risking their lives, they did it all. They are not just journalists, rather they are the fighters who fight to show the truth of the world in front of the citizens. Recently, a handful of journalists won the prestigious Ram Nath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism for the remarkable stories they covered.
- Abhishek Saha
He is print journalist in Hindustan Times. He was awarded for his incredible reports which captured the consequences in Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
He is the senior executive editor at NDTV India. He was awarded for an episode of his Primetime show where he blanked out the screen to make viewers understand the darkness that is the world of television media industry.
- Manogya Loiwal
She is currently working in India Today television. She was awarded for her report on two children of the same family who were recently diagnosed with the Ehlers Dalnos Syndrome which is a rarest of the rare disease.
- Ashish Singh
Ashish is currently working with News X network as a defense editor. He was awarded for his remarkable coverage of the report on the controversial Agusta Westland chopper scam. He even managed to interview judges which are otherwise next to impossible.
- Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor, former Union Minister and a well-acclaimed writer and author has always set inspiration for youngsters and made our country proud on various national and international occasions. He was awarded for his best seller book “An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India”. This book precisely documents how colonialism weakened India.
- Ellen Barry
She is currently working in New York Times. She was awarded the International Correspondent Sections while she was covering in India. She reported an incredible well-researched story on young rural women in India chasing big-city dreams.