The news broadcasting industry got together to felicitate its achievers in the second edition of the Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards (INBA). The well-attended awards ceremony was held in Delhi on August 26, 2009. Some of India’s most well-known faces on television, who have made significant contributions to the industry, were among the Awards winners this year. Airtel is the main sponsor for INBA.
The Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2009 had 17 categories and the winners were chosen by an eminent Jury led by Tarun Tejpal, Editor-in-Chief, Tehelka, who was Chairman of the jury. The jury members included: GVL Narasimha Rao, psephologist and member of the BJP National Executive Committee; Vinod Bakshi, formerly of the BBC and now on the Board of Zee; Shravan Garg, Editor, Dainik Bhaskar; Kanika Mathur, President - India & SEA, Solutions | Digitas; Counselage’s Suhel Seth; Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media; filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar; Josy Paul, Chairman & National Creative Director, BBDO; G Narsimha Rao, Supreme Court Advocate, Latika Khaneja, Director of College of Sports Management; and Ashwini Singla of Genesis Burson-Marsteller.
The detailed list of the winners of INBA 2009 is as follows:
News Videographer of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Shivi Sudarshan, Shailesh Kumar, Devender Singh Bisht - Doobi Duniya ka Dard, Rishi Nath, Doobi Duniya ka Dard- BAG Films
News Videographer of the Year 2009 – English - Sandeep Das , Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX
Business News Anchor of the Year 2009 – English - Mini Menon- Mini's Showreel, UTVi
Business News Anchor of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Chetan Sharma - The Appointment with Modi, Zee Business
News Reporter of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Uma Shankar, Mandir In Pakistan - NDTV India
News Reporter of the Year 2009 – English - Shiv Pujan Jha Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX
News Show Host of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Pankaj Pachauri - Humlog- NDTV India
News Show Host of the Year 2009 – English - CNBC TV18 - Karan Thapar (i) India Tonight, (ii) War of Words
News Producer of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Khushdeep Sehgal - Vote ka Agnipath, Zee News
News Producer of the Year 2009 – English - Sujay Bhattacharya - Great Speeches & Truth about Simi, Headlines Today
Young Professional of the Year 2009 (under-30) - Deepti Sachdeva – (i) NDTV Expose - Babies at Risk, NDTV India
News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year 2009 – English - Bharkha Dutt, NDTV 24/7
News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Q W Naqvi, Aaj Tak
News Television CEO of the Year 2009 - G Krishnan, Aaj Tak
News Television Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 - Rajat Sharma, India TV
The Hall of Fame for Lifetime Contribution to Industry – Dr Prannoy Roy, NDTV
Regional Language News Broadcaster of the Year 2009 - Ravi Prakash, TV 9
Both Karan Thapar and Dr Prannoy Roy couldn’t make it to the Awards ceremony and their awards were collected by their respective representatives.
Read more about the Awards and the winners’ reactions in the exchange4media website on August 28, 2009