Senior NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award this year. This award is very much popular and considered as equivalent to Nobel in the field of journalism.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to honor and maintain the integrity in governance, pragmatic idealism of former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysayand within a democratic society.
Indian Senior journalist Ravish Kumar was awarded for “harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless” and his “unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards” according to the committee. Ravish Kumar is among the other five winners of this prestigious award. The Other four winners are Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand, Ko Swe Win from Myanmar Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea, and Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from Philippines according to NDTV
“In electing Ravish Kumar to receive the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award, the board of trustees recognizes his unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards; his moral courage in standing up for truth, integrity, and independence; and his principled belief that it is in giving full and respectful voice to the voiceless, in speaking truth bravely yet soberly to power, that journalism fulfills its noblest aims to advance democracy,” says in the presentation by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation.
“In a media environment threatened by an interventionist state, toxic with jingoist partisans, trolls and purveyors of fake news, and where the competition for market ratings has put the premium on ‘media personalities’, ‘tabloidization’ and audience-pandering sensationalism, Ravish has been most vocal on insisting that the professional values of sober, balanced, fact-based reporting be upheld in practice.”
Ravish Kumar was greeted whole heartedly by the netizens and flooded with congratulations.
Here are some of the Tweets:
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