The REACH Media Awards were instituted in 2010 to recognize outstanding and effective reporting on TB by print journalists in India. These awards highlight the vital role played by the media in informing the public and decision-makers about TB prevention and care.

Every year, awards are given in two categories, for English and local language journalists. Eligible entries that meet the nomination criteria will be forwarded to the jury for consideration. The jury includes working journalists as well as scientists, experts and representatives from the TB community.