The Thomas Foundation has announced the winners of the Reporting HIV/AIDS- EU-India Media Awards 2006. Six journalists have been felicitated under the scheme by the Commonwealth Broadcast Association. Two awardees each from television, radio and print were selected, thereby rewarding the representatives of the most widespread communication chains.
Bharathi Ghanashyam, a freelancer from Bangalore and S Nagarathinam, of ‘Dinamalar’, Madurai bagged the Award in the print category. Biju Mathew, All India Radio, Trivandrum and Sanjeev Sharma, All India Radio, Jammu bagged the Award in the radio category.
In the television category, Mohuya Chaudhuri of NDTV and Rajeet Ranjan Sinha of Zee News won the Award. Sinha’s story was covered in ‘Jaago India’ on November 8, 2006.
The entries of the winning participants were chosen for their excellence in the reporting of HIV/AIDS issues in India and their furtherance of the best practices enumerated in the HIV/AIDS Media Manual, India.
The awardees will get the opportunity to travel to the UK for a study tour in December 2006 in the field of HIV/AIDS and thus, through personal interactions and convergence of knowledge, further their professional awareness about HIV/AIDS.