4th Citizen Journalist Awards to honour Citizens’ fight against Corruption

CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat to felicitate the winners in an award ceremony to be held on 13 February 2011 in New Delhi

January 31, 2012:

As the anti-corruption mood sweeps across the nation, the ‘Citizen Journalist Awards’ are back in its fourth edition to honour the crusaders who are fighting the anomalies of the system to create a corruption free India. The current edition of the ‘CJ Awards’ initiative in partnership with IDEA Cellular Ltd. will felicitate such Citizens against corruption from across the nation who raised their voice and took initiative to root out corruption, for a better tomorrow.

The award ceremony will be held on 13 February 2011 in New Delhi.

The award nominees’ of this edition will be featured in special episodes from February 04 to 26, 2011 every Saturday on CNN-IBN at 9:30 pm; every Sunday on IBN7 at 5:30 pm and IBN-Lokmat at 7:30 pm.


This award adheres to a stringent selection process where:

  • The TV18 Editorial Board shortlist the nominees in the first phase basis their stories featured on the IBN channels and/or on the CJ micro-site since the previous edition of the awards.
  • The winners in the category ‘Citizen against Corruption’ will be selected on the basis of an online voting process on the CJ micro-site. Viewers would be able to vote for their choice of winners among the nominee list of 17 CJs short-listed by the TV18 editorial team.
  • In addition, winners in the Photo and Video category will chosen by the TV18 Editorial team from the hundreds of photos and videos posted by the viewers on the CJ micro-site.

Speaking on the initiative, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, said, “We at CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat salute the citizens of the country who raised their voice against this deep-rooted societal issue of corruption and the fourth edition of ‘Citizen Journalist Awards’ is going to recognize and pay tribute to those who are fighting to root this malaise out from our society.”

Speaking about the award, Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7, said, “We at IBN7 salute the brave citizens who have stood up against the widespread disease of corruption despite several difficulties and have shown the will to initiate a change that will help restructure our country. We are privileged to honour these brave Citizen Journalists through the initiative this year.”

Enumerating about the award, Nikhil Wagle, Editor, IBN-Lokmat, said “Citizen Journalist Awards’ as a platform acknowledges the efforts of the common man whose fight for a better society has marked a change. In this edition, we are focusing on the initiatives taken by these special individuals to fight out the most prevalent issue in our society today – Corruption. These CJs will one day be known as the frontier fighters that helped uproot corruption from our country”.


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