September, 2015

Talk by P.Sainath

About the Speaker

P sainath

Date: 21 September, 2015

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Venue: Ashoka University Campus


In a 34-year career as a journalist, Sainath — the former Rural Editor of the Hindu –– has won over 40 global and national awards for his reporting (and turned down several, including the Padma Bhushan because, in his view, journalists should not be receiving awards from governments they cover and critique). He is the winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2007, for Journalism Literature and Creative Communications Arts. He was the first reporter in the world to win Amnesty International’s Global Human Rights Journalism Prize in its inaugural year in 2000. He was also the first Indian reporter to win the European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Prize for human rights journalism in 1995. Apart from the 40 plus print media awards, two documentary films on his work, ‘Nero’s Guests’ and A Tribe of his Own,’ have between them picked up over 20 awards across the globe. Read more here.


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