IBN Network presents 5th edition of Citizen Journalist Awards

14 Feb,2013

By A Correspondent


IBN Network, in partnership with Idea Cellular Ltd, is back with the fifth edition of its Citizen Journalist Awards, an initiative to empower the Indian citizen. Promoting the principles of inclusive journalism, these awards honour individuals who are determined to uncover the truth, expose injustice, change the system, and in the process, help create a better India for themselves and their countrymen.


This year, the Citizen Journalist Awards will be given under four categories:


> Fight for Her Rights – This category will recognize women CJs who are fighting for justice and their right to live a life of dignity

> Citizens Against Corruption – This category will recognize CJs who are fighting for a corruption-free India

> What an Idea Sirji – This category will recognize CJs who have come up with innovative ideas to bring about a change

> CJ Video & CJ Photo – This category will recognize those alert CJs who captured a crime, an illegal activity or rules being flouted in the form of videos and pictures



The award ceremony will be held on March 2, 2013.


The Citizen Journalist Awards adheres to a stringent selection process where the IBN Network Editorial Board shortlists the nominees in the first phase basis their stories featured on the IBN channels and/or on the CJ microsite www.ibnlive.com/cj. The IBN Network team then deliberates on the nominees, before reaching a majority decision on the winners.


Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, said, “The CJ initiative has become a mass movement that has seen a lot of participation from across the nation. The Citizen Journalist Awards is a salute to all those citizens, who have taken the responsibility to fight for a better life for their countrymen.”



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