Author Archive for Nava Thakuria

‘Self-reform and financial transparency in media’s need of the hour’

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

India – Nava J. Thakuria Guwahati: Can the proprietors of mainstream newspapers and satellite news channels be compelled to make their annual balance sheets public in India? Or will it be possible to ask the professional journalists to go for self-declarations about their assets so that they can question the financial integrity of individuals in other […]

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‘Self-reform and financial transparency in media need of the hour’

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Nava J Thakuria Guwahati: Can the mainstream newspapers and satellite news channels be compelled to make their annual balance sheets public in India? Or will it be possible to ask the professional journalists to go for self-declarations about their assets so that they can question the financial integrity of individuals in other professions including in […]

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Mainstream media and journalists should display financial transparency: Journalists’ Forum Assam

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while appreciating the Union Information and Broadcasting ministry for its initiative to review the guidelines for scribe’s welfare schemes, urged the mainstream media houses and seasoned journalists to display transparencies in their own financial transactions to qualify themselves for such benefits. The forum of scribes also opined that […]

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Covid-19 continues to kill journalists globally, visible improvement recorded in India

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

T Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 2 September 2021: The list of journalists dead from Covid-19 is still growing, where more than 1,754 media workers have succumbed to the novel corona virus in 80 countries during the last 18 months, said the global media safety and rights body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Thursday in the picturesque Swiss […]

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Journalists’ Forum Assam expresses concern over Covid-19 infection to media persons

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses concern over the infection to a large number of media persons while they went on reporting about novel corona virus outbreak across India. It terms the news of over 50 journalists turning Covid-19 positive in a single city as horrible and requests every scribe on the ground […]

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Newspapers’ struggle to survive the novel coronavirus

Friday, March 27th, 2020

by NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Newspapers in many parts of the world face an uphill task to maintain its readership index as Bharat (India) goes for a complete lockdown till 14 April 2020 because of pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. A shutdown that prevents the vendors to deliver newspapers at the doorsteps of buyers and the rumour that […]

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The Northeastern NE India remains safe for scribes

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

by NJ Thakuria As the year 2019 is approaching the finish line, India appears to improve its journo-murder index with only two casualties and the northeastern region (NE) with none this year. The world witnesses murders of nearly 50 scribes for journalistic works and India’s share has also gone lower considerably from six to two. […]

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ජනතාව විසින් සෘජුව තෝරන ජනාධිපති ක්‍රමය ඉවත් කිරීමෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු ඒකාධිපතිත්වය සහිත දූෂිත රාජ්‍යයක් ගොඩ නගන ආකාරය ….

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන මෙම ලිපිය මගින් ජනතාව තෝරා ගන්නා ජනාධිපතිවරයකු ඉන්නා විට රටක ඒකීයත්වය සහ භෞමික අඛණ්ඩතාවය තහවුරු  වීම සහ බලය බෙදා හැරියද ස්වාධීන රටවල් බවට පත් වීමට යම් කොටසකට නොහැකි වීම. ලොව බලවත්ම රටවල් ලෙස සැළකෙන ඇමෙරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය, ප්‍රංශය, රුසියාව වැනි රටවල් ජනතාව විසින් තෝරාපත් කර ගන්නා විධායක ජනාධිපති ක්‍රමය පිළිගෙන තිබීම. ආසියාවේ ඇති වියට්නාමය, දකුණු […]

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Sri Lankan filmmaker to attend GPC program

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Eminent Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage will attend the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday (11 April 2017). The interactive session will start at 11 am and continue till 12.30 pm. Born at Panadura, an outskirt locality of Colombo in 1962, Vithanage emerged as an acclaimed […]

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JFA lauds higher court ruling over Janasadharan

Friday, March 24th, 2017

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses happiness and gratefulness over the recent Gauhati High Court directive to the management of Janasadharan, an Assamese daily newspaper  to clear all the unpaid wages of the employees till January and also make an endeavour to pay the current wages accordingly. The court also asked the […]

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PPFA welcomes Tibetan spiritual leader to Northeast

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) welcomes Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama to the city and expresses hope that his visit would strengthen the pre-historical bond between the people of Tibet and northeast India. The Nobel peace laureate, who is scheduled  to attend the concluding function of The Assam […]

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APFEJ urges New Delhi to be reverent  to BBC

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

By Our Correspondent Dhaka: Asia-Pacific Forum Environmental Journalists (APFEJ), in the backdrop of Indian government’s recent decision to ban a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) scribe on filming in its tiger reserves, has urged New Delhi to be reverent to the global media outlets respecting the democratic spirit of the country. The environment media forum also […]

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Assault on sitting judge in Assam, PPFA demands stern actions against anti-national culprits

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Patriotic Peoples’ Front Assam (PPFA) expresses serious concern over the Goalpara incident, where a sitting judge was physically manhandled by some lawyers recently and demands stern actions against those unruly law practitioners to maintain the dignity of the Indian judicial entity. The  forum strongly  argues that the anti-national culprits, who targeted […]

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Tripura web media forum launched

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

By Our Correspondent Agartala: Alternate media users among the practicing journalists of Tripura have taken a pioneering initiative to form an organization named Tripura Web Media Forum (TWMF) with an aim to pursue independent journalism from the alienated region of India. The launching of the web media forum was initiated with a delegate conference and […]

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Thousands throng Brahmaputra Literary Festival

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Creative writers, journalists, filmmakers, vivid appreciators, enthusiast observers from various parts of the globe now gather at Brahmaputra Literary Festival in the far eastern part of India. First of its kinds in the alienated region of the country, the festival witnessed the gala opening on Saturday precluding all serious panel discussions […]

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Brahmaputra lit-fest starts today

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

By NJ Thakuria A colourful literary carnival will lead the three day Brahmaputra Literary Festival in Guwahati of northeast India starting on 28 January. The vibrant carnival will proceed from the Khanapara locality of the prehistoric city towards the venue of the festival at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra cultural complex.  Union human resources development minister Prakash […]

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India a true friend of US: President Trump

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Newly crowned US President Donald Trump last night called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  and expressed hope to host the hardliner Indian premier in the United States later this year.  In a telephonic conversation with PM Modi on 24 January 17, President Trump also termed India a true friend and partner […]

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JFA demands stern action against Burmese scribe’s killer

Friday, January 13th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while appreciating the Myanmar police for arresting  three persons suspecting their role in the murder of  Ko Soe Moe Tun on the night of 12 December last, urged the authority for stringent action against the culprits. The northeast India based scribe’s forum argued that killing a journalist […]

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Assam scribes echo BUJ concern over media job crisis

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati:  Worried over one of the leading media houses in the country,  HT Media Ltd’s decision to shut down four editions of its English daily  Hindustan Times , Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed serious concern over the development. It may be mentioned that various bodies of journalists across the country expressed serious […]

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Empower PCI, demand journo bodies

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Guwahati: Joining the chorus of protests by media personalities against the directives towards three channels in India, Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed serious concern over the development that started with the order from the Union information & broadcasting  ministry (I&B) to take Hindi news channel ‘NDTV India’ and  Assamese […]

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Empower PCI: JFA on NDTV India issue

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses concern over the recent directive from the Union information & broadcasting  ministry to take Hindi news channel ‘NDTV India’ off air for 24 hours with effect from 01 hours on 9 November  till 01 hrs of 10 November 2016. The directive came after an inter-ministerial committee […]

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Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) demands a concrete refugee policy for India

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Nava Thakuria To, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Honourable Governor of Assam, Raj Bhawan, Kharghuli, Guwahati-781004 Dated: Guwahati, 31 October 2016 Your Excellency, Warm greetings from the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA). We would like to bring to your kind attention some of the recent misleading and manipulative statements by some individuals and organizations on the Citizenship […]

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JFA extends support to Pak scribe Cyril Almeida

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses concern that the Pakistan government in Islamabad has  issued indirect threats to a senior scribe for his report published in Dawn. The northeast India based scribes’ forum argues that the Nawaz Sharif government  should respect the freedom of Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida who reported about the […]

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Indian author bats for free mingling of people

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Prominent Assamese writer, who is an Arunachali by native, Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi opposes the idea of inner line permit (ILP) arrangement, which is presently applied to three northeastern States namely Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Attending the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club  on 4 October 2016, the […]

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Assam’s Dispur Hospitals to observe World Heart Day

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

 By Our Correspondent Guwahati: The city based Dispur Hospitals prepare to observe the World Heart Day on 29 September next with the global spirit to reduce the number of cardiovascular patients. The popular private hospital of northeast India will organize a free health camp on the occasion for all cardiac patients . The camp, scheduled […]

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Cambodian trans-women’s humiliation highlighted

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: The Cambodian transgender women are subjected to high levels of discrimination in their day to day life and most of them face some kind of harassments while in public spaces because of their identities, said a report of Cambodian Center for Human Rights. The rights body is scheduled to launch the […]

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GNRC doctors to conduct press club evening OPD

Friday, September 9th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: The city based  GNRC Hospitals will support the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on  10 September with their resource persons.  Dr Rajib Das (Cardiology) and Dr Bikash Rai Das (Heart Surgeon) along with health workers from the prestigious healthcare institute will join the Saturday evening OPD […]

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Meet on rhino-poaching, rhino horn verification process

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati:  As the Rhino Horn Verification Committee, constituted by Assam government recently found few fake horns in the custody of the government, the issue of illegal trade of rhino horns has emerged as a burning topic for the people of Assam. In this context, Nature’s Beckon and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) organize a […]

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Evening OPD for journos continues

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: The second episode of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ Program, organized by Guwahati Press Club in its campus on Saturday, was graced by two physicians from the city Down Town Hospital.  Conducting the OPD,  Dr Swapnav Barthakur (Medicine) and Dr Ruma Dutta (O& G) provided free healthcare consultations to around  40 media […]

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JFA condemns scribe’s murder in Gujarat

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) strongly condemns the murder of a senior journalist based in Junagadh of Gujarat and asked the authority to nab the perpetrators and deliver justice to the victim family. The forum expressed shocks that the miscreants had entered to the bureau office of Gujarati newspaper ‘Jai Hind’, where […]

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