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Jagendra Singh gets press club award for bravery in Journalism

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About Jagendra Singh

Uttar Pradesh based brave journalist Jagendra Singh, who was killed allegedly for expresses his thoughts on illegal sand mining and other misbehavior activities

  • Born   Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Died   Lucknow

About Press Club Award

Founded to promote best practices among journalists and encourage good quality writing, fair play and high ethical standards.

Headquarter: Mumbai

Jagendra Singh honoured posthumously with “RedInk Veer Patrakar Puraskar”

  • Organised by: Mumbai Press Club
  • Chief Guest: Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao
  • Guest of Honour: Union minister Piyush Goyal
  • Venue: Mumbai
  • Awardee: Journalist’s daughter Diksha Singh received the award on behalf of her father.

Activities of Jagendra Singh:

He used to operate a Facebook page – Shahjahanpur Samachar, wherein he expressed Jagendra Singh gets press club award for bravery in Journalismthe “corrupt” activities of an Uttar Pradesh minister and Illegal sand minig is one of that.

  • Jagendra had served for Hindi language media for 15 years


  • Criminals set on fire and killed for his expression on Illegal sand mining on June 1st 2015. The government has claimed that the journalist had set himself on fire.
  • Lucknow based Journalist Mudit Mathur filed a writ petition which is pending in the Supreme Court.

Other Awardees:

25 other journalists were awarded for their contribtuion at the function.

  1. T N Ninan, Chairman and Editorial Director of Business Standard – Lifetime Achievement award
  2. NDTV India’s senior Executive Editor Ravish Kumar – the ‘Journalist of the year’ award.

The others winners are

  • Gunjan Sharma (The Week)
  • Pallava Bagla (NDTV)
  • Aniruddha Ghosal (Indian Express)
  • Meher Ali (The Wire)

First time had included the ‘start-up of the year’ category. The award was clinched by thewire.In.