Culture and Media

PEC condoles demise of Afghan journalist Fahim Dashty

MEDIA     Geneva/Guwahati: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the Switzerland-based global media safety body, expressed condolences over the death of prominent Afghan journalist Mohammad Fahim Dashty, who fell prey to clashes that erupted between the Taliban fighters and the national…

Wicked cleansing

POEM   by Lara Arikan I am washing my face and hands in the bathroom. Yes, my face, my hands. Over and over in the light. I’m washing the backs of my hands first, and then the palms, then the…

The sunshine of being alive

7 September 2021. The Spectator Not all suns are the same. For example, this one today in the hospital, came mixed with the light of half past four, and a lot of interrogations; it is almost surreal to see how…

Political leaders and thousands of people at Theodorakis’ farewell

The three-day mourning period for the tribute and last salute to the body of Mikis Theodorakis is concluded today with the presence of the President of the Republic, political leaders, people of spirit and personalities of the struggles and the…

The Ladder: A Conversation with the Incarcerated Poet İlhan Sami Çomak, Part 1

In 2014, After sixteen years in exile, I was able to return to my native Colombia. My mother was dead already, so the last time I saw her was the day in 1998 when I boarded the plane with the…

JFA welcomes Madras High Court’s directive on fake news/journalists

MEDIA     Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) commends the concern expressed by the Madras High Court in a recent directive to the Tamil Nadu government to constitute a press council so that the menace of fake news/journalists can be…

The Arrow of Intention

POEM     Intention is an arrow Released through time. Moving across the arc of space Traveling through the air.   The arrow seeks its mark It’s trajectory is clear. Point by point it traces a course A path for…

Auraeus Solito: The magic of a multi-awarded Indigenous Filipino film-maker

PHILIPPINE CINEMA     by Ma. Agnes Prieto The truth he speaks is profound yet accessible– from depths of the clear blue seas and mystic lakes, the richness of forest green and the magical mystery life of tribal Palawan. Easily…

Covid-19 continues to kill journalists globally, visible improvement recorded in India

MEDIA     Geneva/Guwahati, 2 September 2021: The list of journalists dead from Covid-19 is still growing, where more than 1,754 media workers have succumbed to the novel coronavirus in 80 countries during the last 18 months, said the global…

A letter from Khana Weaves Guledgudda

This letter from Guledagudda’s Kanaves weavers was written on the occasion of handloom day and posted on the Khanaweaves social media: “When the second wave of #COVID19 hit in May and June this year, we were suddenly in extreme distress.…

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