Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 3:
Senior Odia journalist and Odisha Bureau Chief of CNN IBN national news channel- Jajati karan has been awarded ‘RNTC international scholarship for investigative journalism course’ by the Netherlands government.
This highly prestigious scholarship has been awarded to eight experienced investigative journalists across the globe and Jajati karan is the only journalist from India to get this scholarship this year. Through this scholarship Jajati would get the opportunity to get training by renowned international experts in the field of investigative journalism for two weeks from April 11 at Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) at Hilversum in Netherlands. RNTC is an international renowned media training institute and has been providing career-changing experiences and skills to media professionals in many countries for over 45 years.
Jajati Karan has won Ramnath Goenka national award in 2014 in the category of investigative journalism for his investigative stories on the Odisha mining scam and is the only journalist from Odisha to get this prestigious national award. In his journalist career which spans over two decades, Jajati has done several impactful investigative stories in the national media including the chit fund scam, housing scam, child adoption racket, forceful migrating laborers racket etc.
Jajati has also been awarded Chevening Scholarship by the British government in 2007 and got the opportunity to gain work experience in BBC London and Manchester. He was also selected for the Asia Journalism Fellowship in 2011 by the Singapore government and gained media exposure in Singapore.
Jajati Karan has done post graduation in English Literature from Ravenshaw College and is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Dhenkanal. Jajati is a native of Rajkanika block in Kendrapara district of Odisha and is the youngest son of Kunjalata Karan and Ghanashyam Karan.