P Vaidyanathan Iyer, National Affairs Editor, The Indian Express, has been selected for the Prem Bhatia Memorial award for best political reporting in 2016. Iyer was part of the team which investigated The Panama Papers.
Reji Joseph, Staff Reporter, Rashtra Deepika, has won the Prem Bhatia Award for excellence in environmental and development reporting. The awards will be presented on August 11 at the India International Centre in Delhi during the Prem Bhatia Memorial annual lecture. Established in 1995 in the memory of eminent journalist Prem Bhatia, the trust gives two awards each year — for political reporting and for reporting on environmental, developmental or social affairs.