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Protect reporters in conflict zones, say experts

  New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Mediapersons reporting from conflict zones, including Jammu and Kashmir, Maoist-affected Chhattisgarh and the northeastern states, should get government protection, media experts said at a seminar here Saturday. “The state institutions are expected to provide… Continue Reading →

#India #Aadhaar #UID- The Big One- #Lawrence Cohen

The Big One Posted on October 19, 2012 At the Annual South Asia Meetings this past week in Madison, Wisconsin, I organized a set of panels, with Gayatri Reddy and Martha Selby, on Number: participating were (in addition to we three) Sonal… Continue Reading →

Mumbai, Karachi press clubs for liberalized media visas

  KARACHI: The Press Club, Mumbai and Karachi Press Club have welcomed the scheduled meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna, and Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, to be held in Islamabadon September 7-9, 2012.In a joint statement… Continue Reading →

Acid violence: The faceless women you can’t forget #VAW

  Nita Bhalla and Sonali Mukherjee pictured at a sikh temple in New Delhi which has given Mukherjee shelter. | Photo Ahmad Masood Source: TrustLaw | Nita Bhalla Since I met her over a week ago, I have been unable… Continue Reading →

In the name of honour: Book explores nature of honour crimes and domestic violence

KARACHI: The first step in fighting honour crimes is to accept their existence in the society and understand the nature of the crime. “We need to accept that such crimes exist and that they are more prevalent in certain cultures… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Man found in Lahore Jail after eight years

Letter from Pakistan – I want to return home Vile Parle man who went missing in ’05 found in Lahore jail After his father passed away, Bhavesh left home for Amritsar, hopped on to Samjhauta Express and crossed into Pakistan… Continue Reading →

Snapshots- May 3, World Press Freedom Day 2012

Theme 2012: New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of… Continue Reading →

Endless wait for return of a ‘martyr’ from Pakistan

Gautam Dheer, Apr 28, 2012 : Deccan Herald —For over three decades, 61-year old and ailing Angrez Kaur lived a life in tremulous dilemma unsure if her husband was alive or if she was a widow.  Her son Amrik Singh… Continue Reading →

Prof. Sarah Hodges on Reproductive Health in colonial India

Prof. Sarah Hodges, University of Warwick, explains her research on “family planning” and reproductive health in colonial India. Her  work  is on the social and cultural history of modern South Asia, specifically the politics of health in colonial and postcolonial… Continue Reading →

Becoming an abuse statistic in patriarchal India

Journalist Nita Bhalla recounts the lingering scars – physical and mental – from an assault on her and draws a wider lesson about violence against women in patriarchal India. I stand in front of the mirror, surveying my face and… Continue Reading →

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