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World Localization Day: Local Futures, Economics of Happiness

In 2020, people from 172 countries tuned into World Localization Day – an event that included contributions from Noam Chomsky, Russell Brand, Vandana Shiva and over 100 other voices. This is testimony to the fact that, wherever you look, positive…

The NCHRO condemns the arrest of activist Disha Ravi

New Delhi: 16 Feb 2021. On February 13, 2021, the Delhi Police registered an FIR against Disha Ravi. Ravi has been a known climate activist and has supported the farmers’ protest publicly. The Police claim that Ravi has used a…

PEC expresses concern over complete internet shut down in Myanmar

(as reported by Nava Thakuria) Geneva/Guwahati, 15 February 2021: After the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February, the junta has now cut down internet services across the south-east Asian country from Monday, seemingly to start an aggressive military action…

The NCHRO condemns the arresting of Mandeep Punia and demands immediate release of locked up journalists

On January 30, 2021, the police at the Singhu border, where the protesting farmers are gathered, arrested a journalist who was merely doing his job at the site. The journalist, Mandeep Punia had been closely covering the farmers’ protests since…

JFA expresses shock over Bangla scribe’s murder

The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses shock over Bangladesh scribe Md Iliyas Hossain’s brutal murder recently in Narayanganj locality. Hossain (50), who used to report for the Dhaka-based Bengali newspaper DailyBijoy, was targeted by assailants for his media coverage on…

PPFA demands stringent action against Satra vandals

Condemning continued acts of vandalism at Satras and temples across Assam by rabidly communal malcontents, the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has urged the State government in Dispur to take serious note of the situation as anti-national forces are waging…

Andhra Journalist Succumbs to Covid-19, JFA Grieves

Across India, casualties among the media fraternity because of Covid-19 complications have started kicking in. Now, almost every other day, the country is losing a media person to the coronavirus. According to the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), the last three…

Exit Global Wars, Enter Coronavirus

by Achala Moulik For now, political and ideological differences are being sunk to outwit a common enemy. Will it last? The war against Coronavirus, paradoxically, has made friends out of foes while waging war on the now common and powerful…

Day of National Fasting On Friday, April 10, 2020

Samaj Sevaks, constructive organizations and Gandhians from across the country have strongly felt the need to atone, at the time of this Corona Crisis, for the sins that we have committed against migrant workers. We are all jointly responsible for…

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

By Shawn Sebastian Only the Kerala government announced temporary housing and food facilities for transgenders in the state so far. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spelt trouble for the transgender community in…

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