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'Coalgate 2.0', wins Asian College of Journalism's Award

Published on May 06, 2019
Article titled 'Coalgate 2.0', authored by Nileena M. S. and published in March 2018 issue of 'The Caravan' magazine has won the Asian College of Journalism's Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018.
'Coalgate 2.0', wins Asian College of Journalism's Award

About 'Coalgate 2.0':

  • The article investigates allotment of 'captive coal blocks' in Parba East and Kanta Basan regions of Chhattisgarh.
  • It explores deforestation, re-locations of people, loss of livelihood and denial of forest rights to tribals.
  • It revealed how a joint venture between Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (power-corporation of Rajasthan Government) and Adani Enterprises Limited continues to function on the basis of agreements that date earlier to September 2014 landmark judgement of Supreme Court, which cancelled almost all existing permissions for captive mining of coal blocks.

About the ACJ Award for Investigative Jounalism:

  • It is instituted by the Asian College of Journalism, with support of the Media Development Foundation.
  • It recognises and encourage best works of investigative journalism produced for Indian readers, viewers and audiences in order to promote journalism in public interest.
  • It is an award for Print and online/digital/multimedia (newspapers, magazines, websites and others) portals or platforms.
  • It comprises of a trophy, a citation and a cash prize of Rs.2,00,000 (rupees two lakhs).


Q. What is the title of the article authored by Nileena M. S. that has won the Asian College of Journalism's Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018?
a. Coalgate 2.0
b. Powergate 2.0
c. Boforsgate 2.0
d. Augustagate 2.0
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