Goa’s oldest Konkani newspaper completes platinum


Vavraddeancho Ixtt, the only Konkani weekly THAT HAS BEEN IN CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION since 1933, CONCLUDES its platinum jubilee celebrations with a special closing ceremony function ON COMING MONDAY. In 1933 Vauraddeancho Ixtt, a Konknni weekly was started by Fr. Arsencio   Fernandes and Fr.Graciano Moraes. It is still run by the Pilar Society till date.  Today Vauraddeancho Ixtt is the only weekly of its kind published in this script and language. AT A FUNCTION TO BE HELD on December 22, 2008 at Pilar Seminary Annexe at 4 pm, GOA’S REVENUE Minister Jose Philip D’Souza will be the chief guest for … Continue reading Goa’s oldest Konkani newspaper completes platinum

Journos debate… the impact of a pair of shoes


Via the South Asian Journalists Association network FROM : Salil Tripathi Dear Raja, Thanks. This reporter did not speak truth to power; he acted as an activist, a combatant, using physical force against an individual. He brought shame to the profession of journalism, even though he may have acted all right from an activist/protester standpoint. Reporting on a war means reporting on a war. You report what you see, hear and can verify; if you are restricted from seeing, or hearing, disclose that to your readers/viewers. You don’t interpret data unless you are a commentator; you get others to corroborate … Continue reading Journos debate… the impact of a pair of shoes

How ludicrous can it get?


This is an interesting debate… Just goes to show how ludicrous this copyright-performing rights-control on knowledge and information and art debate is going! From the Community Radio – India mailing list. Sajan Venniyoor wrote: On 12/16/08, Arti Jaiman wrote: > Since we work with children, some of them wanted to go on > air on their CR singing their favourite Hindi movie songs. Where > do we stand on the copyright front there? Is this acceptable to air? This is an IPRS issue (as in Indian Performing Rights, not Intellectual Property Rights), and according to the Society, your children have … Continue reading How ludicrous can it get?

RSF statement… journo and two assistants arrested over book exposing violence against minorities in Orissa State


Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontières 17 December 2008 INDIA Journalist and two assistants arrested over book exposing violence against minorities in Orissa State Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of Lenin Kumar Roy, author and editor of the quarterly review Nishan, in Bhubaneswar, Orissa State over a book in which he accuses Hindu extremists of waging a campaign of violence against minorities in the Kandhamal district. Two assistants, Ravi Jena and Dhananjay Lenka, working for Sovan Press, publishers of Dharma naanre Kandhamalre Raktara Nadi (Bloodbath in Kandhamal in the Name of Religion) Sovan Press, were also arrested. Kumar Roy … Continue reading RSF statement… journo and two assistants arrested over book exposing violence against minorities in Orissa State