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Zaffar bags Ramnath Goenka Award for second time

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Srinagar: Renowned broadcast journalist, Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal, has bagged the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for the second time for Excellence in Journalism 2017 in the Jammu Kashmir/North East category.

The award was given by Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on Friday, 4th of January, 2019.

Zaffar got the award for an in-depth investigative report on radicalisation in Kashmir, broadcast on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India news channels.

Speaking after the award ceremony, Zaffar said, "It's a great honour to receive this award for the second time. Reporting from the conflict-torn valley is not an easy job, and if your work gets recognised and rewarded, it's really encouraging."

This award is "a tribute to the diligence and integrity" that Zaffar brings to his work, said Viveck Goenka, Chairman, Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation.

This is the second time Zaffar has won the Ramnath Goenka Award. In 2007, he got this award for outstanding reporting from Jammu and Kashmir.

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