Citizen Matters wins best e-news media award

Citizen Matters news magazine is the winner of the Manthan South West Award for e-news and journalism.

And we do it yet again. Your own community magazine for Bengaluru has got another award. Citizen Matters has won the Manthan South West award in the e-news and journalism category. This is the 5th award for the team, in six years. 

In a packed award function at Pune on August 7th, Ganga Madappa, Citizen Matters’ Staff Journalist and Community Manager, received the trophy. The event was organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation, which has instituted the award, and Your Public Interest Registry.

Ganga Madappa from Citizen Matters receiving the Manthan Award South West India – Winner, e-News & Journalism Category

There were around 207 entries for the digital technology and communication awards across 15 categories, and 28 of them were chosen as winners. Citizen Matters was the winner in the e-news & journalism category, ‘for creating an online resource of news and independent coverage.’ MPC News got the special mention from the jury. Click here for the full list of winners.

Other categories included: e-Culture and Tourism, e-Women & Empowerment, e-Health, e-Entertainment & Games, Community Broadcasting, e-Science & Technology, e-Agriculture and Ecology, District Collector Digital Champion Award, e-Inclusion & Localisation, e-NGO, e-Business & Financial Inclusion, e-Education, Learning & Employment, Social Media and e-Governance. The awards are meant to celebrate digital innovation locally and build local level knowledge network, for development and good governance.

Earlier awards

2013, Namma Bengaluru Award, Team

2013, All India Environmental Journalism Competition award, Navya P K

2012, Laadli Media Award for the best Web Investigative report, Vaishnavi Vittal

2009, Young Development Journalist from Asian Development Bank, Supriya Khandekar

Read more: Awards and Recognitions

About the Manthan South West award

The Manthan Award South West India from the  Digital Empowerment Foundation recognises digital innovations at regional level. The award focuses on the 12 states of India in South and West including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala. The award is meant to encourage grassroots ICT innovators to participate and present their innovation.

About Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)

DEF is a not-for-profit organization that looks at finding solutions to bridge the digital divide. It is an independent entity that looks to create economic and commercial viability using Information Communication and Technology as means.


  1. C R Sridhar says:

    Kudos to Team Citizen Matters for winning the Manathan Award.As a Bangalorean I have been following your Articles with great interest. Citizen Matters deserves many more such laurels for the good work!

  2. G. Chandrashekar says:

    Congratulations to team of Citizen Matters. This is an awakening body to enlight citizen about the problems faced by Bangalore. Good work, Pl continue.

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