THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: K. Mohanan, former general editor of Deshabhimani, has been selected for the Fraternity for Arts and Media Entertainment (FRAME) Award, 2009, for lifetime contribution to journalism.
Mr. Mohanan was selected by a jury headed by Renji Panicker, film director, and comprising A. Firoz, Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations, as member and K. Suresh Kumar as convener.
Mr. Panicker, who announced the awards here on Sunday, said the award for Mr. Mohanan comprised Rs.25,001, a citation and a memento designed by Deepak Mouthattil. Mr. Mohanan was selected for his outstanding contribution to journalism, especially political reporting, for four decades.
Bhagat Chandrasekhar of Indiavision has been selected for the award for the best male television news presenter and Shani Prabhakaran of Manorama News for the best female news presenter.
Varthamanam presented by Anil Nambiar on Surya TV has been adjudged the best interview programme on television.
Parijatham aired on Asianet is the best serial. Vayalar Madhavankutty, director of the serial Sree Guruvayurappan aired on Surya TV won the award for the best director. Arun Ghosh and Razana, who acted in Parijatham, won the awards for the best male and female actors.
Comedy Street aired on Jeevan TV is the best comedy programme. Saju Kodiyan is the best comedian and Manju Pillai best comedienne. Dhananjayan and Namita are the best child artistes. Govindan Kutty Adoor (Students Only on Kairali TV) is the best compere. Jeevanam aired on Kairali TV is the best health programme. Vellithira, aired on Surya TV, is the best film-based programme. Vanitha on Manorama News is the best women’s programme. Singapore Choice aired on Asianet is the best travelogue. Sangeetha Samagamom on Amritha is the best music programme. Taste of Kerala on Amritha is the best cookery show. Palavattom aired on Asianet is the best music album. Franko is the best male singer and Sayanora best female singer.
The special jury award for best initiatives went to Katha Parayumbol and Patturumal on Kairali TV.
SFM won the award for the best radio station in the Thiruvananthapuram region, Radio Mango in Kochi and Real FM, AIR, in Kozhikode. Jayanati of Radio Mirchi has been adjudged the best female radio jockey and Rijas of SFM the best male radio jockey.