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Night shifts still problematic for female journalists: expert
May 02, 2014 Experts at a consultation in New Delhi on the World Press Freedom Day rued that India’s national media lacks social diversity as it does not reflect the country’s social profile.
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Media continues to be shackled in Sri Lanka
Apr 13, 2010 Condition gets graver for scribes in Sri Lanka since the recent elections, where voicing a critical opinion remains dangerous. While some of them have fled to other countries, those reporting from within face constant threat to their life and freedom.
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Unregulated contraception marketing subject women to risk
Apr 15, 2010 Figures on contraceptive usage by women show high in a scenario where complete information and awareness regarding the usage and implications of pills is absent. Unethical marketing by pharmaceutical manufacturers and omnipresence of contraceptive pills pose potential threats to women’s health.
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India launches 'Unheard project' on Press Freedom Day
May 03, 2010 A path-breaking project led by Video Volunteers will enable India's poorest to speak about their problems rather than be spoken for. The country is launching the first community news service that will empower locals, as well as bridge the gap between production and distribution.
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Asian women filmmakers inspire change
May 06, 2010 The International Association of Women in Radio and Television organises an annual film festival wherein filmmakers across Asia document positive changes in women’s lives. The discussions and films at the event were a source of inspiration and learning for various filmmakers who consider documentary films a catalyst for change.
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Let the communities operate their radio stations, says Dr Sreedher
Jul 12, 2012 Dr R Sreedher, media expert and community media practitioner, who recently retired from the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) speaks to Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, on how the community radio should be entrusted in the hands of the people to make it a really empowering tool for social change.
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GSF seeks to strengthen the Indian sanitation programme
Oct 24, 2013 In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, Anand Shekhar, team leader at GSF, said that water, sanitation and hygiene are essentially gendered spaces.
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Photography for child rights
Dec 31, 2008 Child Rights and You (CRY) invites applications from photography enthusiasts in three Indian states to use the creative medium for promoting child rights. This unique initiative aims to create a pool of CRY photographers to mobilise people through photo essays and documentaries.
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Web 2.0 and beyond
May 31, 2010 IGNOU in collaboration with DW Akademie of Deutsche Welle, Germany is organising a workshop on the theme of “Beyond Web 2.0: Multimedia Journalism and Social Media” from June 14th 2010 to June 25, 2010. The course is designed for online journalists seeking to broaden their multimedia and social media skills.
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Fellowships on conflict reporting
Jun 02, 2010 Panos South Asia invites applications for media fellowships on conflict reporting for print/web, radio and television journalists. This fellowship would recognise reports based on primary field research in the Northeast India. The last date for application: June 15, 2010
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Award for excellence in media and communications
Oct 01, 2010 Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC) announces the AMIC Asia Communication Awards, 2011 to honour excellence in media and communications. Nominations are invited before December 31, 2010.
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Media fellowship on dams in northeast India
Mar 25, 2011 Panos South Asia’s RELAY programme invites print/web and television journalists to apply for the ‘Reporting research media fellowship programme’ on dams and development in Northeast India. The last date for submitting papers is April 15, 2011.
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ICIMOD announces media workshop on climate change adaptation in South Asia
Mar 30, 2011 ICIMOD invites print and TV journalists from South Asia to participate in the media workshop on adaptation to climate change from 18 May 2011 to 20 May 2011. The workshop aims to create understanding and assess the impacts and vulnerability due to growing climate and socioeconomic changes for better adaptation.
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Media innovation competition invites entries
Aug 24, 2011 Ashoka Changemakers supported by Google, invites ideas for taking media to people who face political and economic barriers to express their opinions freely. The deadline for the contest is September 14, 2011.
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PubliCon 2011: The Business of Publishing
Sep 06, 2011 The Federation of Indian chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organising a two day programme on the publishing industry, on September 28-29, 2011 at FICCI, New Delhi.
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Media fellowship to investigate tiger concerns
Dec 14, 2011 Centre for Science and Environment is offering its thirteenth fellowship to Indian journalists to carry out a three months long research from February to April 2012 on the conservation of tigers in the country. The last date for submission of applications is January 31, 2012.
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Media Fellowship on environment
Mar 06, 2012 Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) offers a media fellowship to Indian journalists on different environment issues. Last date for submission of applications is April 15, 2012.
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SAARC Media Fellowship Programme
Apr 17, 2012 SAARC is organising a media fellowship programme for media journalists working in daily newspapers in South Asia. The fellowship programme aims to create greater awareness in media about local and national development issues. Last date for receiving applications is April 30, 2012.
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Social media webinar for Nonprofit organisations
Apr 18, 2012 Sponsored by Microsoft, a free social media webinar will be held on April 24 and 26, 2012. The webinar will enable nonprofits to use social media successfully and build their digital libraries.
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Media briefing workshop on conservation of tigers and their habitat in India
Apr 25, 2012 Centre for Science and Environment invites journalists for its 13th media fellowship workshop; 'Backs to the wall: tigers, tiger habitats, and conservation in India' which is to be held from 11-12 June, 2012 at Corbett National Park.
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CSE extends date for media fellowship on climate change
Apr 30, 2012 The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) under the theme 'Lives transformed: Tales of climate change, its impacts and how populations are coping' offers a media fellowship to Indian journalists. The fellowship program aims to discuss struggles in rural and urban India to combat and adapt to changing climate. The last date for submission of applications now is May 30, 2012.
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Pakistani tribal women enter 'forbidden territory'
Jul 02, 2009 Defying social taboos on women entering the public sphere, female reporters from Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas are working on news bulletins focussing on socio-political issues. Radio Khyber that aims to counter extremism in the region has provided a platform to these women to accept new challenges.
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Bangladesh considers law to stop yellow journalism
Jul 01, 2010 Distressed with newspapers, television and radio channels for making false and misleading news to tarnish image of ministers, lawmakers and the country, the government is considering enacting a law to prevent yellow journalism. Information minister also warned of strict actions against false news.
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Pakistani media may face censorship
Jul 02, 2010 If a government proposal to curb media freedom gets passed by the National Assembly later this summer, journalists may be asked to follow certain guidelines or be punished with a prison term. The draft seeks to limit certain images, interviews with militant leaders and anything defamatory against the State.
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Media rights watchdog names worst media predators
May 04, 2010 A report by Paris based organisation Reporters Without Borders has named China, Russia and Rwanda among the worst predators of press freedom. Names of Chechen, Yemini presidents and Taliban leader Mullah Omar has also appeared in the list for the first time.
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Rising number of female smokers alarming, says WHO
May 31, 2010 WHO has urged a global action to protect women and girls against the hazardous effects of tobacco use and called for ban on all tobacco promotion activities that target women. A study by WHO reveals that about four lakh adults die from passive smoking out of which 64% are women with pregnant women being most vulnerable.
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Asia: Mobile news coverage gaining popularity
Jun 17, 2010 Mobile phones are proving very handy in relaying crucial information to the international community, report media experts. With many Asian countries facing media censorship, mobiles equipped with video camcorders and other multimedia tools are becoming fastest-growing communication device.
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South African media laws under fire
Aug 23, 2010 Recent legislations in South Africa have been directed towards putting curbs on freedom of the media. The bills have come under fierce criticism from journalists and advocacy groups in South Africa and elsewhere as tools of repressive regimes.
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Science was under-reported during climate talks, says report
Nov 16, 2010 The coverage of the Copenhagen summit in December 2009 was heavily skewed, says a report prepared for the Oxford University. Of 400 articles written about the climate summit, less than 10% actually focused on the science of climate change, which required due media attention as the backdrop of the summit.
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Top ten tactics to curb online press freedom
May 03, 2011 A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists lists tools of online oppression used by regimes to control information. Techniques go beyond web blocking to include malware attacks, denial of access, detention of bloggers, and violence against journalists.
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