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Justice for India’s Woman Journalist from Arunachal Pradesh

I am outraged that attacks on journalists are on the rise. I call on all concerned to prevent and prosecute such violence. Defenders of a free press are safeguarding our rights and we must, in turn, ensure theirs. -Ban Ki Moon,on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2012   The incident of shooting at a women journalist in Itanagar , the capital city of India’s North Eastern State of  Arunachal Pradesh has recieved massive condemnation. People are out on streets, demanding justice for the scribe and large segment of Arunachal’s media fraternity has taken to the streets apparently, Arunachal Pradesh is also one of the most peaceful state in India.     Ms Tongam Rina the associate editor of Arunachal Times was shot outside her office on 15 th July 2012 evening around 5 pm as she was … Read entire article »

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The Belgian association Tibetan Flemish Circle of Friends is based in the Dutch (Flemish) part of Belgium and was founded in March 2007. The group works for Tibet in different kind of ways: on social, cultural and educational level. Since the beginning of 2012 there is a new board of this organisation. Dennis Barbion is the new President and his wife Marijke Reynaert is the Secretary.  In the past they have set up shoe projects for the Tibetans in Dharamsala. Recently, from the 3rd till the 12th July, Dennis Barbion has visited the Tibetan settlement in Mainpat, for the water filter project that was organised there. The association was able to buy 114 water filters for Mainpat in total. This settlement consists of 7 different camps, and all the families in the camps … Read entire article »

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