And we do it yet again. Your own community magazine for Bengaluru has got another award. Citizen Matters has won the Manthan South West award in the e-news and journalism category. This is the 5th award for the team, in six years.
In a packed award function at Pune on August 7th, Ganga Madappa, Citizen Matters’ Staff Journalist and Community Manager, received the trophy. The event was organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation, which has instituted the award, and Your Public Interest Registry.
There were around 207 entries for the digital technology and communication awards across 15 categories, and 28 of them were chosen as winners. Citizen Matters was the winner in the e-news & journalism category, ‘for creating an online resource of news and independent coverage.’ MPC News got the special mention from the jury. Click here for the full list of winners.
Other categories included: e-Culture and Tourism, e-Women & Empowerment, e-Health, e-Entertainment & Games, Community Broadcasting, e-Science & Technology, e-Agriculture and Ecology, District Collector Digital Champion Award, e-Inclusion & Localisation, e-NGO, e-Business & Financial Inclusion, e-Education, Learning & Employment, Social Media and e-Governance. The awards are meant to celebrate digital innovation locally and build local level knowledge network, for development and good governance.
2009, Young Development Journalist from Asian Development Bank, Supriya Khandekar
Read more: Awards and Recognitions
About the Manthan South West award
The Manthan Award South West India from the Digital Empowerment Foundation recognises digital innovations at regional level. The award focuses on the 12 states of India in South and West including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala. The award is meant to encourage grassroots ICT innovators to participate and present their innovation.
About Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)
DEF is a not-for-profit organization that looks at finding solutions to bridge the digital divide. It is an independent entity that looks to create economic and commercial viability using Information Communication and Technology as means.