Kochi: Mathrubhumi chief reporter Siraj Kasim won the Kochi International Book Festival's Leela Menon Media Award. He has been honoured for surfacing the issues related to the education of the children in scheduled tribes through the series ‘Akkareyanu Swapnangal’ published in Mathrubhumi.
Journalist P Sujathan achieved the award for the holistic contribution in print media. The prize will include Rs 25,000 along with a citation. NR Sudharma Das (Kerala Kaumudi) will receive the award for best photographer in print, S Sreesanth (24 News) will be honoured with the visual media award and S Santhosh (Janam TV) will receive the award for the best cameraman.
The media awards will be presented on April 9 at the International Book Festival organised at Ernakulathappan ground. International Book Festival committee president EN Nandakumar informed that Minister V Muraleedharan will hand over the awards at the ceremony.