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Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: Full list of winners

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On 4 January 2019 Home Minister Rajnath Singh felicitated the winners of the most coveted prize given for the field of Journalism, Ramnath Goenka Excellence Awards, in a ceremony at the national capital on Friday.

The event was concluded with a panel discussion on ‘#MeToo in the Newsroom: What editors can and should do’.

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards were given across 18 categories to 29 winners.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Print 2017

Namrata Biji Ahuja, The Week: For her dispatch from inside Camp Hebron where NSCN (I-M) runs a parallel government

Rikynti Marwein, Highland Post: For first reporting on the molestation charges against the Meghalaya Governor linked to jobs in the Raj Bhavan

HINDI

Amit Kumar Singh, Thewire.in: For his story on the lives of policemen in Kashmir: the challenges and hopes, the threats and fears

REGIONAL LANGUAGES

 Sandeep Ashok Acharya, Nishant Dattaram Sarwankar, Loksatta: For their expose on the irregularities and corruption that has plagued the Slum Rehabilitation Authority in Mumbai

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

Sandhya Ravishankar, Thewire.in: For her investigative reports on illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE

Parth Meena Nikhil, Ruralindiaonline.org: For reports on how agrarian distress impacts everyday life in rural India

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC JOURNALISM

Team Reuters, Thomson Reuters: For a series of reports on a secret operation inside a tobacco giant’s campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

POLITICAL REPORTING

Sushant Kumar Singh, The Indian Express: For his inside reports on strategic affairs, including the Doklam crisis and a secret meeting between India and Pakistan

SPORTS JOURNALISM

Nitin Sharma & Daksh Panwar, The Indian Express: For tracking the dreams of women cricketers in Punjab’s Moga

ON THE SPOT REPORTING

Mridula Chari, Scroll.in: For exposing how a sedition case against 15 men accused of celebrating a Pakistan win in cricket fell apart

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Vijay Kumar S, The Hindu: For his reports on how taxmen alerted officials about payoffs in the Tamil Nadu gutka scam – but were ignored

FEATURE WRITING

Dipankar Ghose, The Indian Express: For his ground report on how victims of rape deep inside Bastar are struggling to make themselves heard

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT COVERING INDIA

Annie Gowen, The Washington Post: For her report on the life of a teenager pellet victim, a cricketer, in Kashmir

COMMENTARY AND INTERPRETATIVE WRITING

Gulab Kothari, Rajasthan Patrika: For his powerful editorials against attempts in Rajasthan to silence the media, and clip the powers of judiciary and police

CIVIC JOURNALISM

Shalini Nair, The Indian Express: For exposing glaring gaps in the urban development mission

PHOTO JOURNALISM

Tashi Tobgyal, The Indian Express: For his powerful images documenting the life and death of those who keep our cities clean – manual scavengers and sewage workers

BOOKS (NON-FICTION)

Milan Vaishnav: For his study of the symbiotic relationship between crime and Indian politics, When Crime Pays: Money and muscle in Indian politics

Broadcast 2017

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST

Zaffar Iqbal, NDTV India: For reporting on radicalisation and stone-pelters in South Kashmir

HINDI

Abhisar Sharma, ABP News: For driving home the horror of Encephalitis in East UP

REGIONAL LANGUAGES

M Gunasekaran, News 18 Tamil Nadu: For his reports on fisherfolk during Cyclone Ockhi

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

Sushil Chandra Bahuguna, NDTV India: For painstakingly documenting the lives submerged in Pancheshwar ki Padtal

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE

Pratima Mishra, ABP News: For reporting on caste discrimination against Dalits in Gujarat

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC JOURNALISM

Sushil Kumar Mohapatra, NDTV India: For documenting the impact of GST on ragpickers

POLITICAL REPORTING

Brajesh Rajput, ABP News: For reporting on the use of sub-standard material in a government housing scheme in Madhya Pradesh

SPORTS JOURNALISM

Moumita Sen, India Today TV: For exploring the question of violence in the Valley through the lens of football

ON THE SPOT REPORTING

Jagwinder Patial, ABP News: For his fearless reporting on the violence following the arrest of the Dera Sacha Sauda head

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Anand Kumar Patel, India Today TV: For reporting on the problem of over-priced drugs

Internal Awards 2017

SANJIV SINHA MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN REPORTING

Aanchal Magazine, The Indian Express

PRIYA CHANDRASHEKHAR MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDITING

Ram Sarangan, The Indian Express

Bigo Live Annual Awards 2018 to honour India’s best-performing live streamers

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