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CMS and WHO implement WHO Road Safety Media Fellowship

Centre for Media Studies (CMS) in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) is implementing a media fellowship programme on road safety, called WHO Road Safety Media Fellowship. Recently it was offered to 12 journalists based in Delhi and Karnataka from print, broadcast and online media of Hindi, English and Kannada languages. The fellowship is aimed ..

Chameli Devi Jain Award given to Khanum Sherwani and Rohini Mohan

Chameli Devi Jain Award is an annual award which has been presented since 1981 for outstanding performers in the field of Journalism. Chameli Devi Jain was a legendary freedom fighter and community reformer. This year, the award for outstanding woman journalist was presented jointly to the Journalist of ‘The Wire’- Arfa Khanum Sherwani and a ..

Ahmer Khan wins 2019 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize

Ahmer Khan, the 27-year-old Indian freelance reporter, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Agence France-Presse (AFP) Kate Webb Prize. The award is named after one of the best correspondents of Agence France-Presse (AFP), an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. He was selected for the coveted award for his coverage illustrating Kashmir ..

Veteran Indian journalist Nandu R Kulkarni passes away

Veteran Indian journalist Nandu R Kulkarni recently passed away at Mumbai. A resident of Mumbai, the 70-year-old journalist was the Mumbai bureau chief of the Daily newspaper, ‘The Statesman’. He started his career with ‘The Indian Express’ in 1976 and worked with the group for nearly 16 years. Nandu then joined ‘The Statesman’ in 1992 ..

Press Council of India

The Press Council of India is a statutory body responsible for adjudicating the press in India. It was formed in 1966 by an act of parliament. What is the Press Council of India? The Press Council of India is a self-regulatory body for the press. It operates on a principle similar to that of democracy ..

Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research

To mark the centenary year celebrations of the birth of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to institute two awards in the field of journalism. These awards will be called the ?Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research?. Who was Vikram Sarabhai? Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was one ..

Matri Shree Media Awards

Twenty-nine journalists from print and electronic media were felicitated with Matri Shree Media Awards for their contribution towards journalism. About the Awards The Matri Shree Media Awards were established during the days of Emergency in 1975. From then the awards have been conferred annually to 25 outstanding candidates in print journalism and electronic media. From ..

55 journalists killed since May 2018: IPI

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD-2019), Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) said in its latest report that as many as 55 journalists have been killed since May 2018. Press freedom globally is under intense and growing pressure, as illiberal-minded governments seek to shut down critical voices and, in many cases, deliberately erode ..