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Early Life: Ravi Prakash studied M.A. in literature and Masters in journalism, An Alumni of Harvard Business School (HBS) Boston, was a student leader voicing the rights of the underprivileged.

He fought against the economic and social disparity and for bringing a pro-people transformation in Indian politics.

After a stint in print media viz. Mitra Prakashan, Allahabad, started his visual journalistic career in Delhi working with Doordarshan, ZeeTV and he is one of the founders of Siti Cable.

In the South, he shaped news for Sun Network. In the year 2003, he founded Associated Broadcasting Company under which TV9 news channels were established in Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi & English languages across India.

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RAVI PRAKASH

Ravi Prakash is a Indian Broadcaster who established the tradition of independent, aggressive & campaign Journalism for social change. Prakash is a rare combination of chemistry, literature, journalism and business management. Started journalism with Hindi print media in 1991 and entered television journalism with Doordarshan.

He pioneered video broadcast over the internet much before YouTube in 1994. He successfully established ABCL with the brand name TV9 and also established Simba TV network in Africa and Europe.

Ravi Prakash took the lead at the time of calamities like floods by not only helping the people but building houses for the affected poor. He propagated a casteless society through media campaigns on a daily basis. In his efforts to promote scientific temper in Indian society, Ravi Prakash campaigned against astrology and superstitions. His focus has always been on education and healthcare and He built schools, hospitals for the underprivileged. He worked on the business models in healthcare aimed at self-sufficiency and Ravi Prakash SiliconAndhra super-specialty hospital is an example of his focus on healthcare.

He worked closely with the Venus project, USA, where the future of the cities was planned. In Africa, he is supporting elementary school projects. A journalist par excellence, an alumni of Harvard Business School and standing 6 feet tall, he is a larger than life figure who is a pioneer in his field.

Ravi Prakash is a Indian Broadcaster who established the tradition of independent, aggressive & campaign Journalism for social change. Prakash is a rare combination of chemistry, literature, journalism and business management. Started journalism with Hindi print media in 1991 and entered television journalism with Doordarshan.
Worked as South Head for Zee TV and as News Director with SUN Network.
He pioneered video broadcast over internet much before YouTube in 1994. He successfully established ABCL with the brand name TV9 and also established Simba TV network in Africa and Europe. A journalist par excellence, alumni Harvard Business School and standing 6 feet tall, he is a larger than life figure who is a pioneer in his field.

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Occupation:

Journalist, Media Business

Early Life:

  • Ravi Prakash studied M.A. in literature and Masters in journalism.
  • Alumni of Harvard Business School (HBS) Boston
  • Fought against the economic and social disparity and for bringing a pro-people transformation in Indian politics.
  • After a stint in print media viz. Mitra Prakashan, Allahabad, started his visual journalistic career in Delhi working with Doordarshan, ZeeTV and he is one of the founders of Siti Cable.
  • In the South, shaped news for Sun Network. In the year 2003, founded Associated Broadcasting Company under which TV9 news channels were established in Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi & English languages across India.

The Naxal Chief being interviewed by Raviprakash in deep jungle,While “GORILLA GROUP” was being formed.

©️Photo:P Anil Kumar, Photojourno

Profession Details:

Accolades

Ravi Prakash is a media crusader and Philanthropist who revolutionized the mass medium with campaign journalism as his forte. He ran a campaign for fluoride victims of Nalgonda district in Telangana which helped to achieve zero fluoroses in the areas chosen. Ravi’s campaign against the culture of armed factions has helped restore law and order in the Rayalaseema region. His media always took up socio-economic issues confronted by the majority of the people and tried to solve them using mass communication as a weapon. Always on a razor’s edge he faced several life-threatening incidents and he says ‘If we fail to solve a problem in a single day’s operation, we are a failure as a mass medium’.

  • Ravi Prakash took the lead at the time of calamities like floods by not only helping the people but building houses for the affected poor.
  • He propagated a casteless society through media campaigns on a daily basis.
  • In his efforts to promote scientific temper in Indian society, Ravi Prakash campaigned against astrology and superstitions.
  • His focus has been on education and healthcare. He built schools and hospitals for the underprivileged. He worked on the business models in healthcare aimed at self-sufficiency.
  • Ravi Prakash SilliconAndhra super-specialty hospital is an example of his focus on healthcare.
  • He worked closely with the Venus project, USA, where the future of the cities was planned.
  • In Africa, he is supporting elementary school projects.
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Business Details:

Founder/ Chairman and CEO of Associated Broadcasting Corporation Ltd. which runs 9 TV stations with the brand name TV9.
Founder of Simba TV in Africa and Europe. TV9 Ravi Prakash won the ENBA Best CEO Award

Controversies:

The takeover of AB Corporation Ltd.
In 2019, Alanda Media Private Limited, a consortium of businessmen including Jupally Rameshwar Rao, owner of the real estate company My Home Group and PV Krishna Reddy, Managing Director of Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) acquired 90.5% stake in the company while its long-term investor Srini Raju exited.
Ravi Prakash, who has been the CEO of the news channel since its foundation 16 years ago was then removed by the new owners.
Alanda Media in April this year has also filed two other cases against Ravi Prakash. Ravi Prakash approached NCLT courts for remedy. At last the High court of Hyderabad came in and named the cases against Prakash are nothing but immoral behaviour of the police who converted arbitration matter into criminal cases. High court ordrered for out of court settlement. Prakash had earlier told several media houses that the owners of Alanda media, being close to the Chief Minister of Telangana State K Chandrashekar Rao, had plotted to strip him of his editorial and operational independence and he will continue his fight for media freedom

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