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
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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 the “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.
25 other journalists were awarded for their contribtuion at the function.
- T N Ninan, Chairman and Editorial Director of Business Standard – Lifetime Achievement award
- 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.