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17th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism: Congratulations to NWMI members!

17th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism: Congratulations to NWMI members!

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Members of the Network of Women in Media, India, were recognised for their work at the 17th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism for the years 2021 and 2022. The awards were presented on March 19, 2024, at New Delhi. The awards aim to celebrate excellence in journalism, recognize courage and commitment and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year.

NWMI awardees:

*Azeefa Fathima – Senior Reporter, The News Minute (joint winner with Balakrishnan Ganeshan and Prajwal Bhat)
Award category: Ramnath Goenka Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award For Civic Journalism, 2022

The team from The News Minute won the award for their five-part series on exposing manual scavenging in India.

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The invisible manual scavengers of Kerala’s Kozhikode

Series: Exposing Manual Scavenging

*Kirti Dubey- Reporter, BBC India
Award category: Hindi- Print, 2021

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यूपी: लिंचिंग, पुलिस की जाँच और इंसाफ़

(In English)

*Rupsa Chakraborty- Special Correspondent, The Indian Express
Award category: Uncovering India Invisible, 2022

Rupsa won the award for a four-part series. In Maharashtra, amid affluence, marginalized Adivasi communities silently suffer, deprived of dignity and basic healthcare. The Sardar Sarovar dam submerged 33 Adivasi villages in Nandurbar. This series by The Indian Express sheds light on the forgotten tribal, underscoring their plight and neglect in the backwaters along the Narmada River.

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Nandurbar’s floating dispensary, water ambulances struggle to stay afloat

Rs 6-crore Bilgaon PHC has no electricity, patients treated under torchlight

Nandurbar: Several schemes on paper for women, but benefits yet to reach thousands

In Nandurbar, with no proper treatment, sickle cell anaemia patients develop deformities, even die

*Zoya Hussain, Independent Journalist (joint winner with Hera Rizwan)
Award category: Investigative Journalism

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Why uterus removal is common among India’s manual scavengers

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