The Indian Express on Tuesday got awards in two categories at the RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism. In its sixth year now, the RedInk Awards are hosted by the Mumbai Press Club.
Aniruddha Ghosal and Pritha Chatterjee of The Indian Express received the award in the ‘environment’ category for their ‘Death by Breath’ series — an investigation into how the air quality in Delhi had improved with the introduction of CNG but then fell sharply as authorities looked the other way.
Gurbir Singh, chairman of the Mumbai Press Club, said that the reports, while not solely responsible for the changes brought in the environmental policies in Delhi, had played a part in bringing the issue into focus.
Jonathan Selvaraj of The Indian Express won the award in the ‘sports’ category for his report, ‘Who wants to fight this girl?’, on a teenaged Dalit girl who overturned the strict hierarchy of north India’s male-dominated akharas.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to T N Ninan, Chairman & Editorial Director, Business Standard, while the Journalist of the Year Award went to NDTV India’s Ravish Kumar.
The awards were presented by Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.