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Award for reporting on rhino poaching

Urmi Bhattacharjee

It is good news again  for Journalism in Northeast. Journalist Urmi Bhattacharjee, based at Guwahati has won this year’s Prestigious Red Ink Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2014 on June 7 at Mumbai, Maharastra. This award is organized every year by the Mumbai Press Club.

Urmi Bhattacharjee is a Journalist working with ND TV in its Northeast India bureau located at Guwahati and is also a regular contributor for the world famous infotainment website Yahoo and writes extensively for Yahoo.

Her investigative story in Yahoo Originals, titled: Inside Kaziranga’s One-Horned Dream, dated: Mon 7 Oct, 2013, has won the prestigious award as Joint Runner UP under the ‘HUMAN RIGHTS & ENVIRONMENT’ Category.  The web link of the story is as follows :

A Red Ink trophy along with citation was awarded to Urmi Bhatttacharjee on June 7 in a glittering ceremony held at NCPA’s Jamshed Baba Theatre, at Nariman Point, Mumbai. by Union Information and Broadcasting Minsiter Prakash Javdekar.

The story: Inside Kaziranga’s One-Horned Dream, deal with the burning issue incessant poaching of the world famous One-horn Rhinos of Kaziranga national park in Assam. A rhino has been poached almost every week this year in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park. Crores have been allotted to anti-poaching measures. So why the poachers are still multiplying and prospering? Urmi Bhattacharjee tried to find out the answer to this crucial question in her story by trying to find out what happened to the infamous Rhino poacher Bogendra in Kaziranga, the protagonist in the award winning story.

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