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Nominations for RedInk Awards for scribes invited

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Mumbai : Mumbai Press Club has invited nominations from journalists across the country for its prestigious RedInk awards.

The last date for nominations has been extended to March 15 in keeping with the suggestion made by editors and journalists, says a release issued by Mumbai Press Club here.

Entries are invited in 11 categories – politics, business, crime, science and innovation and environment.

Entries from print/web and television will be judge separately by juries set up for each of the categories, it said.

Last year, for the first time a new category – Journalist of the Year – was introduced and Srinivasan Jain of NDTV was given the award.

The theme of the RedInk Awards 2016 is ‘To Rise Above It All’, according to Gurbir Singh, President of Mumbai Press Club.

The theme assumes significance as journalists and journalism are under severe threat and pressures from violence, vested interest and hashtag writing, he said.

The Awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony at the Jamshed Bhabha Hall, National Centre for Performing Arts, here on April 26.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would deliver the keynote address and participate in an ongoing media debate.

In the past, doyens of journalism including Vinod Mehta, Kuldip Nayar, N Ram, Mrinal Pande and last year Dr Prannoy Roy have been honoured with the ‘Redink Award for Lifetime Achievement’ for their long and consistent service to the profession.

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