Mr. Satya Prakash

Mr. Satya Prakash has been working as Legal Editor with the Hindustan Times, New Delhi since August 2006 wherein he is heading a team of legal correspondents and guiding them in legal coverage of HT. Prior to joining Hindustan Times he worked with agencies of national and international repute including Press Trust of India (PTI), New Delhi in various capacities as Sub-Editor (1996), Reporter (1997), Legal Correspondent (1998) and further.

Mr. Satya Prakash has done M.A. Mass Communication (2009) from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana; Bachelor of Laws (1995) from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi; Appreciation Course in Parliamentary Processes and Procedures (1994) from Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training, Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi and B.A. Hons in History (1992) from L. S. College, University of Bihar, Muzaffarpur.

In his journey as Legal Correspondent he has covered several important matters/events including Hawala Scam, Bofors Payoffs Case, Urea Scam, JMM MPs’ Bribery Case, Lakhubhai Pathak Cheating Case, St Kitts Forgery Case etc. in Delhi trial courts and the Delhi HC; proceedings of Liberhan Commission and Nanavati Commission; mega political events such as Lok Sabha and assembly polls.

Interesting and informative interviews conducted by Mr. Satya Prakash include: Interview of British Justice Minister Lord William Bach, who formally announced that his country wanted India to open its legal market for foreign lawyers. - August 2009; Interview of Pakistan's Law Minister Muhammad Wasi Zafar, who said embracing Islam would not help Indian national Sarabjit Singh escape the noose for his alleged involvement in a series of bomb blasts in Lahore. - April 2006; Interview of Afghan Foreign Minister Dr Abdullah Abdullah, who said his country will take "specific measures" to ensure safety of Indians and other foreigners engaged in reconstruction projects there. – April 2006; Interview of Chief Justice of India V N Khare who admitted the high office did not have enough teeth to discipline deviant judges and said there was complete collusion between accused and prosecution in Gujarat riots cases – May 2004 and Interview of senior Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpakshe (then a Minister) at Dehradun at the height of crisis in the island nation – May 2000.

Mr. Satya Prakash is also an awardee of much sought after awards such as Dr. Shankar Dayal Singh Trophy (March 2002); National Bar Award – 2009 for outstanding coverage of legal issues in the English Print Media.

Mr. Satya Prakash loves teaching and thus also is associated as Visiting Faculty at Times School of Journalism, Delhi, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi and Delhi University, South Campus.