Ravish Kumar receives 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award, says Indian media in state of crisis
Senior Journalist Ravish Kumar on Monday received the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize, in Manila, Philippines. Accepting the award, Ravish pointed out that the Indian media is in a state of “crisis” which is not accidental or random, but “systemic and structural”.
Ravish, who is the Managing Editor and news anchor with NDTV, said, “Indian media is in a state of crisis and this crisis is not accidental or random, but systemic and structural. Being a journalist has become a solitary endeavour.”…
Earlier, while giving his acceptance speech on Friday, Ravish had said that the “soul of democracy is under relentless attack every day”. “We are living in testing times, as journalists and as common citizens. Our citizenship itself is on trial right now and make no mistake about it, we need to fight back,” Ravish had told the gathering.
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