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Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019: Here Are 5 Recipients of Asia's Premier & Highest Honour

India | Trending Desk | August 2, 2019, 10:57 am
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 <em>Ravish Kumar</em>: Journalist Ravish Kumar, Senior Executive Editor at NDTV India, has been awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 “for harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless”. Ravish Kumar, 44, is among India's most influential journalists, the award citation said, adding,

Ravish Kumar: Journalist Ravish Kumar, Senior Executive Editor at NDTV India, has been awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 “for harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless”. Ravish Kumar, 44, is among India's most influential journalists, the award citation said, adding, "If you have become the voice of the people, you are a journalist." (Image: Twitter)

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 <em>Angkhana Neelapaijit</em>: Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand founded the Justice for Peace Foundation (JPF) in 2006. It is a network of human rights and peace advocates that documents the human rights situation in southern Thailand, providing legal assistance to victims of human rights violations. It also trains women about human rights. (Image: Twitter)

Angkhana Neelapaijit: Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand founded the Justice for Peace Foundation (JPF) in 2006. It is a network of human rights and peace advocates that documents the human rights situation in southern Thailand, providing legal assistance to victims of human rights violations. It also trains women about human rights. (Image: Twitter)

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 <em>Kim Jong-Ki</em>: Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea established the Foundation for Preventing Youth Violence (FPYV) after his own son committed suicide. The foundation addresses school violence as a systemic social problem that in turn affects the students, families, school, and the community. (Image: Twitter)

Kim Jong-Ki: Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea established the Foundation for Preventing Youth Violence (FPYV) after his own son committed suicide. The foundation addresses school violence as a systemic social problem that in turn affects the students, families, school, and the community. (Image: Twitter)

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 <em>Ko Swe Win</em>: Ko Swe Win from Myanmar is also among the five recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019. Ko Swe Win is the editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, an independent online news site focused on long-form investigative pieces in both Burmese and English. (Image: Twitter)

Ko Swe Win: Ko Swe Win from Myanmar is also among the five recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019. Ko Swe Win is the editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, an independent online news site focused on long-form investigative pieces in both Burmese and English. (Image: Twitter)

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 <em>Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab</em>: Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from Phillippines is a Filipino musician, composer, and conductor who is known in the industry and beyond as Mr C. The 65-year-old started his career in the 1970s, getting his break when his song “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika (How Beautiful is Our Music)” won the grand prize in the first Metro Manila popular music festival in 1978. (Image: CCP/Released)

Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab: Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from Phillippines is a Filipino musician, composer, and conductor who is known in the industry and beyond as Mr C. The 65-year-old started his career in the 1970s, getting his break when his song “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika (How Beautiful is Our Music)” won the grand prize in the first Metro Manila popular music festival in 1978. (Image: CCP/Released)

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