CNN-News18 and News18 India won multiple awards across different categories at the recently announced ENBA Awards 2017.
Mufti Islah (Bureau Chief - Jammu & Kashmir) was awarded for his coverage of unrest in Kashmir. With solid visual content and powerful commentary, his coverage was aimed at substance rather than creating sensationalism. Handled with sensitivity without compromising on truth, his reportage on the burning issue of Kashmir was lauded for being responsible and accurate. Narendra Kumar won ENBA 2017 in the Video Editing category for his work on the show Memoirs of Partition. With utmost sensitivity, he not only incorporated of tales of survivors who witnessed the massacre, suffered torture, but brought to live out the trauma of partition through archival footage. Nizamuddin Ansari won the Best Videographer Award at the ENBA 2017 for his work on the show Aadhi Haqeeqat Aadha Fasaana. With exceptional use of camera skills in difficult and varied circumstances, Nizam made sure that the show became one of the top shows in the genre.
With a relentless and courageous news reportage on the ‘Anna Bhagya Scam’, Sreeja MS won the prestigious ‘Best Continuing News Coverage by a Reporter (English)’ Award.
ENBA celebrates the success of television news professionals across 33 different categories. Now in its 10th edition, E4M’s News Broadcasting Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in television news industry. Instituted in 2008, by Exchange4media Group, the awards recognises the best in Television news and rewards broadcasters and industry leaders who are responsible for shaping the future of Television broadcasting in India and honours the people who make this industry what it is. Staying true to its reputation, ENBA generated an enormous response from the broadcast news industry.
The Jury this year was chaired by Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India. The other members of the jury included: Suresh Narayanan Chairman & Managing Director, Nestle India; Ashish Bhasin, Chairman & CEO South Asia, Deutsu Aegis Network; Padma Shri Alok Mehta, Journalist; Abhishek Mehrotra, Deputy Editor, Samachar4media; GVL Narsimha Rao, National Spokeperson, BJP; Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson, Women Economic Forum; K G Suresh, Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication; Puneet Ahluwalia, Managing Partner, NWS; Rakesh K Shukla, MD, Scope India Pvt. Ltd; Raghav Chadha, National Treasurer & National Spokeperson, AAP; Shivjeet Kullar, Founder, NFX Digital; Sumit Sawhney, CEO & MD, Renault India; Vinod Sharma, Political Editor Hindustan Times; and Sunil Kumar , President, Business World.
The winners were selected amid intense deliberations, the distinguished Jury for the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) under the chairmanship of DR. Nasim Zaidi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, finalized the names of the winners under various categories.