Indian journalist Ravish Kumar on Friday was awarded this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize.
Kumar, 44, who is NDTV India's senior executive editor is one of India's most influential TV journalists, the award citation said.
The institution said that why it gave the honour to Ravish Kumar, "harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless".
Prime Time of Ravish Kumar, "deals with real-life, under-reported problems of ordinary people,” said the Foundation
"If you have become the voice of the people, you are a journalist," reads the award citation says.
"Striving for a people-based journalism, he calls his newsroom 'the people's newsroom'. He is most vocal on insisting that the professional values of sober, balanced, fact-based reporting be upheld in practice.”
The other four winners of the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award are Ko Swe Win from Myanmar, Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand, Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from Philippines and Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea.