Top NE media professionals to discuss pressure and reporting from Conflict Zones at Jamia

NEW DELHI, September 13: Senior media professionals will gather at Jamia Millia Islamia on September 16, 2013 to look at pressures from both government forces and non-state armed groups on the media and reflect on working, living and reporting from conflict zones such as the North-east of India.

Titled ‘From the Frontlines: Reporting and Reflecting on Life and Death in the North East’, the event, organized by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research at Jamia, will begin with an address by Officiating Vice Chancellor Prof. SM Sajid and remarks by the Centre’s Director, Prof. Sanjoy Hazarika, who was a reporter for The New York Times and is one of the region’s best-known commentators and voices.

“The media in North East India often reports on sensitive issues at considerable professional and personal risk, bringing local concerns and challenges to public attention and that of policy makers, as well as to other media,” said Hazarika in a press release.

Participats for the media session include Subir Bhowmick, the former BBC correspondent for Eastern India; Kishalay Bhattacharjee, former Bureau chief for NE India for NDTV; Pradip Phanjoubam, founder editor of the Imphal Free Press of Manipur and Esha Roy, the Indian Express senior correspondent based in Imphal.

In the panel on ‘AFSPA and the ‘disappeared’, human rights campaigner Babloo Loitanghbam will lead a panel, that includes Ms. Rosemary Dwuvichu, a leader of the Naga Mothers Association which has worked for peace in the region, a relative of a victim of state violence and scholars from the NE Centre.

The program will be held at the Tagore Hall of the Mir Anis building, near the Vice Chancellor’s office at Jamia. 

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