The American satellite news pioneer, Cable News Network (CNN), has announced two new awards to honour quality journalism in India and Pakistan, commemorating the 60th year of independence of the two nations.
The CNN Journalist Award will honour journalism that reflects the social and political realities of India and Pakistan, while the Photo Journalist Award will recognise story-telling through pictures, New Delhi bureau chief, Phillip Turner said. The new awards will be in addition to the Young Journalist Award, which is currently in its fifth year.
Open to all Indian and Pakistani journalists irrespective of age, nominations are open to print/online and television journalists covering the broader and deeper issues in Indian or Pakistani society.
Entries for the awards should be published or aired between Jan 1 and Sept 30 this year.