Author: NVO NEWS

The author is a Guwahati-based journalist, who writes for various media outlets based in different parts of the globe.

Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, while expressing relief over the release of senior television personality Ammad Yousaf  on 11 August 2022 by a Karachi-based civil court, urges the Pakistani military authority to maintain respect to media persons. The director (news) of popular ARY News was arrested on Wednesday over an anti-Pak army comment. The energetic newsman was picked up by a group of armed personnel in plainclothes from his residence in the southern port city of Pakistan during night hours. Allegations framed against Yousaf were based on a news item, telecast by ARY…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, demands justice to Myanmar photographer Aye Kyaw, who died in military custody recently. The pro-democracy activist used to document the anti-military protest-demonstrations, spread across the southeast Asian country (also known as Burma and Brahmadesh) after the military dictators made a coup on 1 February 2021 to grab power ousting the democratically elected Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Naypietaw. Aye Kyaw (48), the second journalist to succumb to  junta atrocities, used to own a photography studio in Sagaing city, was detained by the military junta in late night…

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Mandi: While inaugurating 22nd Sub-Junior National Wushu Championship 2022 at Paddal Sports Stadium in Mandi organized jointly by Wushu Association of India and Himachal Pradesh Wushu Association, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar stressed the need to promote Wushu sport in a big way. Besides improving physical ability, this game was also helpful in developing a sense of discipline, he added. Arlekar said that the talents of juniors were really inspiring. He said that there were many problems in the society due to lack of discipline but the discipline shown by these players were inspiring. “There are many problems in society and I…

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Geneva: Journalists continue to be the victim of violence in Bangladesh as the police recovered a partially decomposed body of Hashibur Rahaman Rubel on  7  July 2022. The young scribe went missing five days back and his body was found under a bridge on Garai river in Kumarkhali locality. Rubel was  associated with Dainik Khustiar Khabar and Amader Notun Samay, both are Bengali newspapers, and used to editonline portal Crimevisionbd. Press Emblem Campaign the global media safety and rights body, has demanded an authentic probe into the incident as Rubel’s body carried severe injury marks. PEC also extends moral support…

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Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today laid foundation stones of four development projects worth Rs. 55 crore which includes Rs. 19.82 crore Sabzi Mandi at Darni Ka Bagicha (Shimla), Rs. 9.82 crore flyover at Khalini Chowk, Rs. 7.62 crore foot over bridges phase-II and III near Vikasnagar and Rs. 17.18 crore Bus Stand, Transport Office, Workshop and Commercial Complex, Dhalli in Shimla town. While addressing public meeting at Dhalli, Chief Minister said that all the projects foundation stone of which were laid by him today would not only prove to be a landmark of Shimla town, but would also facilitate…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the Geneva-based global media safety and rights body, has demanded adequate punishment to perpetrators who were involved in the murder of Pakistani journalist Iftikhar Ahmed on Saturday last. Iftikhar becomes the 74th media worker to be killed this year, whereas globally 79 media persons lost their lives to assailants in the entire year of 2021. Associated with Pakistan’s influential Express Media Group for many years, the talented journalist was shot dead in his own Shabqadar locality of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on 2 July 2022. Pakistan has alreadylost three media workers namely Hasnain Shah, Murtaza Shar and Athar…

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Guwahati: A year long celebration of 100 years of sports journalism in Assam begins coinciding the day while the first ever news related to a football competition was published in Asomiya (a weekly news magazine mentored by Chandra Kumar Agarwala) on 1  July 1923. Assam Sports Journalists Association (ASJA), which is affiliated to Sports Journalists Federation of Indian (a national affiliate of International Sports Press Association) has taken the lead in celebrating the occasion that will culminate on 1  July next year. On Saturday, flags of ASJA and the centenary celebration were hoisted by ASJA’s founder president Balendra Mohan Chakraborty…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, has been appalled by the large number of journalists killed in the first six months of 2022. The year-on-year increase is 100% with 72 victims in 18 countries since January compared to 36 deaths in the same period last year. By 2021, 79 media workers were killed and 92 by 2020 for the whole year. “There must be no impunity. All these crimes must be fully investigated without exception. In light of this very worrying deterioration, PEC has renewed its call to the United Nations for the adoption…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, expresses concern over the police inaction to nab the killers of  Dhaka-based television journalist Abdul Bari, who was found dead on the bank of Hatirjheel lake in Gulshan  area of the capital city on 8 June. Journalist Bari (28), who was associated with private channel DBC as a news producer, faced severe stabs by miscreants on his stomach and neck. Hailing from Sirajganj Sadar, Bari earlier worked for Mohona Television. “PEC is alarmed at sharp increase in the number of journalists affected by violence this year, where Ukraine…

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Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched laptop distribution program to provide free laptops to about 20,000 meritorious students of the State under Srinivasa Ramanujan Student Digital Scheme in an impressive function held at Paddal Ground at Mandi today.  An amount of Rs. 83 crore has been spent on this. All the Ministers attended the event in their respective districts and distributed laptops to the meritorious students on the occasion.   While addressing the teachers, students, parents and other dignitaries on the occasion, the Chief Minister congratulated the meritorious students for getting laptops on the occasion. He said that an educated citizenry was…

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