Indian TV anchor, writer, journalist and NDTV India’s senior executive editor Ravish Kumar has been conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2019, said to be Asia’s highest honour, for “harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless”.
“If you have become the voice of the people, you are a journalist,” the citation added.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Manila, Philippines on September 9.
He is one of five recipients of the award this year. The others are Ko Swe Win from Myanmar, Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand, Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from the Philippines and Jong-Ki Kim from South Korea.
Ravish, who joined NDTV in 1996, anchors ‘Prime Time’ on NDTV India.