MUMBAI: Mirror NOW, which is part of India’s premium broadcast network, Times Network, has won five awards at the recently concluded News Television Awards 2020 hosted by Indiantelevision.com.
The TV channel, which focusses on issues impacting people’s lives, was conferred with the ‘Best Investigation by a News Channel’ award for its reports that revealed a crumbling health infrastructure during the peak of Covid pandemic across metros. Mirror NOW’s expose in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi forced the respective governments to take note of the crisis and act.
The channel was also awarded with ‘Best Show on Social/Environment Awareness/ Social Development’ for its campaign about Tarun, a missing autistic teenager, and the plight of his parents who had been searching for him for 91 days due to the negligence of police officials. Mirror NOW’s Neha Hebbale was chosen for the ‘Best Young TV Journalist’ award for her reportage on various issues, including the 2019 floods in Karnataka and the migrants crisis during the lockdown, while the channel’s senior video journalist Nitin Phadtare bagged the ‘Best Cameraman’ award. The Times of India’s Mumbai Manifesto campaign won the ‘Best Brand Partnership on News Television’ award for which Mirror NOW was the television channel partner.