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Award Winners

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards were announced at a prestigious Awards Event on 12th April 2006 at The ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton & Towers, New Delhi. The Chief Guest, The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh felicitated the winners with Trophies and Cheques.



Winners and the Jury of The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005 along with the Prime Minister at The ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton & Towers, New Delhi.
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Winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Journalist of the Year, Print
Praveen Swami, Frontline
For his extensive and in-depth reports on terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir, and investigations into the merchants of terror.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Journalist of the Year, Print
Varghese K. George, The Indian Express
For exposing the Bihar Flood Relief Scam which saw millions meant for flood victims siphoned off by politicians and bureaucrats including the high-profile Gautam Goswami.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Journalist of the Year, Broadcast
Barkha Dutt, NDTV 24x7
For her reports from Nagapattinam that captured the trauma and tragedy of lives torn apart by the Tsunami

Journalism Awards 2005-06
The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Regional Award - Jammu & Kashmir, Print
Mir Ehsan, The Indian Express
For exposing the story of fake surrenders, how innocent villagers were paraded as militants in the Valley

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Regional Award - Jammu & Kashmir, Broadcast
Vikram Choudhary, NDTV 24x7
For a report on how women have been forced to take up the gun to protect themselves and join the village defense committees.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Regional Award - Hindi, Broadcast
Punya Prasun Bajpai, Aaj Tak
On an investigative report on tribals in Vidharba who were falsely booked under TADA for their alleged Naxalite links.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Regional Award- Regional, Print
Sopan Pandharipande, Lokmat
For his series of investigative reports that exposed the Mahila Nagari Sahakari Bank Scam.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Regional Award - North East, Broadcast
Sutapa Deb, NDTV 24x7
For a report that ventured into the heart of unrest in Manipur and told the story of its victims.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Environmental Reporting, Print
Ramesh Menon, Freelance Journalist
For his detailed report on how the over-use of pesticides is turning Punjab into a poison field.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Environmental Reporting, Broadcast
Swati Thyagarajan, NDTV 24x7
For a report on a Karnataka village that trying to keep alive a tradition and storks who have made it their home.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Uncovering India Invisible, Print
C. Vanaja, Freelance Journalist
For her journey into the deep forests of the Dhandakaranya to report on the parallel government run by the Naxalites

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Uncovering India Invisible, Broadcast
Shikha Trivedy, NDTV 24x7
For her journeys into the scarred Gujarat landscape, to discover a society struggling to come to terms with life after a carnage.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Business and Economic Journalism, Print
Vikas Dhoot, Businessworld
For a series of stories on how the Employees Provident Fund Organization reforms were scuttled and how politics hijacked the PF.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Regional Award North East, Print
Ratna Bharali Talukdar, Free Lance Journalists
For her in-depth reports chronicling the lives and struggles of coal-mine workers in Upper Assam

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Business and Economic Journalism, Broadcast
Menaka Doshi, CNBC TV 18
For the most talked-about story of last year, the report which made the rift in the Ambani family official.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2005-06
Foreign Correspondent Covering India, Print
Somini Sengupta, The New York Times
For a wide range of stories from across India, right from the Naxal heartland to the ground zero of Japanese Encephalitis in UP

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