Dainik Bhaskar, Vaishnavi Rathore get Prem Bhatia Awards

27 Oct,2021

By Our Staff


The prestigious Prem Bhatia Awards were presented for 2021 to the Dainik Bhaskar team of reporters for “their coverage of the underreporting of Covid deaths in UP, MP, Rajasthan and Gujarat” and Vaisnavi Rathore of digital publication Bastian for her “wide-ranging coverage of environnmental degradation issues and displacement of Adivasis”.


The awards were instituted in 1995 after the passing of veteran journalist Prem Bhatia (1911-95). The Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust seeks to promote excellence in journalism in India by raising public conciousness and giving annual awards for achievement in the field. There are two awards, one for political issues and the other for reporting on environmental and developmental issues.


Previous awardees include Raj Chengappa (1999), Kingshuk Nag and Bharat Desai (2002), Praveen Swamy (2003), Palagummi Sainath (2004), Varghese K. George (2005), Navika Kumar (2006), Pallavi Aiyar (2007), Nirupama Subramanian (2008), Neerja Chowdhury (2009), Ritu Sareen (2010), Josy Joseph and Jyotirmoy Dey (2011), P R Ramesh and Shalini Singh (2012), Jaideep Hardikar and Shalini Singh (2013), Nitin Sethi, Smita Gupta (2014), Suhasini Haider and Priyanka Kakodkar (2015). Last year, Indian Express journalist Dipankar Ghose received the Outstanding Political Reporting 2020 award. In 2019, Rajdeep Sardesai was among the receipients.



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