Nirupama Subramanian, Vinita Deshmukh share Chameli Devi Jain Award

March 24th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Nirupama Subramanian, Islamabad correspondent of The Hindu and Vinita Deshmukh, editor of the Weekly Intelligent of Pune will share the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Mediaperson for 2008-09, The Media Foundation announced Tuesday.
The presentation will be made at the Indian International Centre here Friday.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on “Matching Television’s Growing Power with Corresponding Responsibility”.

The panellists will be Nitin Desai, a member of the National Broadcast Authority’s independent monitoring mechanism; Zohra Chatterjee, joint secretary (Broadcasting) in the information and broadcasting ministry; Uday Shankar, CEO of Star News; Phil Reeves of the US National Public Radio; and media critic Shailaja Bajpai, who will moderate.

The jury for the award comprised Nirija Gopal Jayal of the Centre for Law and Governance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University; Bhaskar Ghose, former CEO Lok Sabha TV; and Raj Chengappa, Associate Editor of India Today.

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