Barbara Investigative award handed to Dilip Poudel of Nagarik

Published On: April 24, 2018 07:09 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, April 24: Dilip Poudel, senior correspondent of Nagarik Daily has been handed Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award-2017 today.

The award handed over to Paudel by former president Ram Baran Yadav on Democracy Day and a birthday of late Barbara Adams on Tuesday. The award carries prize money of Rs 100,001.

The Judge Committee sat through three rounds of the selection process to pick Paudel’s report on a series of corruptions and irregularities by the leadership of Nepal Oil Corporation as the winning report. The issues rose by the reports, the depth of their investigations and the scale and reach of the impact they made in 2017 were the core criteria used by the selection committee to pick the winner.

Likewise, Kalpana Bhattarai has been honored during the program as the winner for 2017 for her investigative report on illegal crusher plants operating across the country. This award carries a purse of Rs 10,001.

Born in New York City in 1931, Barbara Adams came to Nepal in 1961 and lived here until her death on April 22, 2016, two days short of her 85th birthday. She was a journalist and writer.

She instituted the Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award on May 16, 2013, with the endowment fund of ten lakh rupees with the goal of promoting investigative journalism, and through it, good governance and democratic norms and values in Nepali society.


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