IPI mourns editor Harold Evans
The International Press Institute (IPI) has paid tributes to erstwhile member of its Executive Board and Press Freedom, Harold Evans, who died this Wednesday in New York at the age of 92 years.
“Harold Evans was a path-breaking journalist, who added a new dimension to investigative journalism. His demise leaves a huge void in the world of journalism,” IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi said.
The ex-editor of The Sunday Times and Editor-at-Large of the Reuters maintained an active interest in IPI’s activities.
In the early 1960s, he offered his services and time to conduct workshops for news editors and reporters in New Delhi and other Asian centres.
In 2000, Evans received the IPI Press Freedom Hero award.
The late American, who founded and edited The Sunday Times for 14 years, was known for pioneering a new era of investigative journalism that exposed the plight of Thalidomide victims. He became editor of The Times in 1982 but resigned a year later, protesting against what he termed manipulation by new owner Rupert Murdoch.