Weekly magazine ‘Tehelka’ has been awarded the IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2010 for outstanding journalistic work.
The Award comprises a cash prize of Rs two lakh, a trophy and a citation to the winner.
The International Press Institute is an active forum of Editors, Publishers and senior Executives of newspapers, magazines and news agencies committed to promotion of free exchange of accurate and balanced news among nations.
The Jury particularly commended the report by Teresa Rehman on the brutal execution of a youth by security forces in Manipur in broad daylight on July 23, 2009.
The report published along with stunning photographs of the execution was selected for the Award among the entries received by IPI-India.
The Jury noted that “the report had great public impact as even the Chief Minister of Manipur, long after the incident, admitted that he had been misled into making a statement to the contrary. A judicial enquiry was ordered by him and six commandos were placed under suspension.”
The Jury was headed by Justice A S Anand, former Chief Justice of India and its members are N Ravi, Editor, The Hindu, Philip Mathew, Managing Editor, Malayala Manorama, M K Razdan, Editor—in—Chief, PTI, and T N Ninan, Editor, Business Standard.
The Award will be presented at a function in New Delhi next month.