Srinagar: A Kashmiri journalist has won RedInk award for ‘Excellence in Journalism’.
Rayan Naqash, Srinagar based Journalist affiliated with news web portal, Scroll.in, was awarded today for his excellence in Journalism.
Naqash’s two colleagues Ipsita Chakravarty and Priyanka Vora were also awarded for Excellence in Journalism.
There were 32 RedInk awards this year – 28 in the competitive category and 4 in special categories.
Naqash won the award in the human rights category for a series of articles filed on the atmosphere in Kashmir after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed in July 2016.
His pieces covered the media blackout in the state and how citizens coped with it.
Naqash and Chakravarty wrote about the impact of the anti-India uprising on education in the Valley where several schools remained closed for months and examinations got postponed after frequent attacks by suspected militants.
At least hundred civilians were killed in forces action post Wani’s death on July 08, 2016. Kashmir witnessed an unprecendented public uprising with the demand fro “azaadi”.
The duo reporters wrote about juvenile detainees in the region and pointed out that there was only one juvenile home for minors in the state.