Awards for Excellence in Development Journalism
2004, the annual Awards are given for Excellence in Development Journalism in
Kannada to build a culture of holistic and sensitive coverage to development issues
in the state newspapers. The awards recognize and appreciate the efforts of journalists
writing on development issues in the local language (Kannada) in order to encourage
and strengthen commitment to development journalism.
A special award Called the 'Mentor
Award for Encouragement to Development Journalism in Kannada', has been instituted
to recognize the role and work of a senior mainstream media professional in promoting
development journalism within their publication and industry.
The UNICEF Awards for Excellence in
Reporting on HIV/AIDS in Kannada are given to encourage journalists/writers
who report on HIV/AIDS issues in Kannada. The aim is to recognize efforts on the
part of journalists from State papers to report on HIV/AIDS in a manner that is
sensitive, informed and accurate and will lead to reduced stigma among the HIV
infected. Read more