Headline Today’s “I witnessed Genocide” wins journalism award in New Delhi
Indian television Headlines Today journalist Priyamvatha’s investigative reports from Vanni last year titled "I Witnessed Genocide: Inside Sri Lanka’s killing fields," has won the prestigious "Best Investigative Report" award at the 2012 News Television Award in New Delhi, media sources in Chennai said.
Ms. Priyamvatha went undercover to the Vanni to report on the survives of the 2009 genocide.
Witnesses narrated accounts of sexual abuse in internment camps, the use of chemical and cluster bombs by the Sri Lankan armed forces, killing of thousands of civilians in aerial bombardment and artillery attacks and continued denial of their basic rights in the two part report, which was telecast on Headlines Today.
Priyamvatha’s reports were quoted during debates in both houses of India’s Parliament and in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.