Nava J. Thakuria

Journalist based in Guwahati, Assam, India.

18.08.2015

Defying militant’s diktat: Assam’s way

Defying militant’s diktat: Assam’s way

Guwahati, India It was a regular Independence Day function at Guwahati Press Club on 15 August 2015, where city-based media persons and many patriotic citizens from different walks of life joined in, making their point loud and clear that they would always defy the separatist militants’ diktat for boycotting this… »

14.08.2015

Bangladesh blogger killings signal dire need for justice

Bangladesh blogger killings signal dire need for justice

Bangladesh, which continues to grab international media attention for the wrong reasons, has geared up for a saving of face. As the country witnessed the deadly murder of another atheist blogger recently, the police have succeeded in arresting two suspects namely Saad-al-Nahin and Masud Rana in connection with the murder… »

30.06.2015

Assam: national action plan for safety of newsmen demanded

Assam: national action plan for safety of newsmen demanded

The media fraternity of Assam in northeast India has come out on the street demanding legitimate protection for media persons across the country. Journalists representing both print and television media, while demonstrating their anger against the brutal assaults on media persons in different parts of the country, also raised voices… »

10.06.2015

Bangladesh: hacking Mukto-Monas to death

Bangladesh:  hacking Mukto-Monas to death

Use of Internet, not to speak of blogging, continues to be restricted among enlightened people in Bangladesh, as more than half of its population has yet to get access to the modern connectivity. But the recent attacks on bloggers by the miscreants in Bangladesh put serious doubts about the ‘not… »

15.05.2015

Justice delivered for Bangladesh war widows

Justice delivered for Bangladesh war widows

“Finally justice is delivered. I was waiting for this moment. The butcher is finally hanged. Million thanks to Allah,” said Begum Bewa, a 60 plus widow from Sohagpur locality of north Bangladesh, as she noted the news relating to the hanging of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman in local television. She was however… »

23.04.2015

Indian film maker opposes online obscenity

Indian film maker opposes online obscenity

He may oppose the censorship to movies, but remains concerned about the obscenity and violence in the alternate media space. Being a master filmmaker of the country, Adoor Gopalakrishnan maintained his stand against the film censorship as the Padma Vibhushan awardee argues that the audience in a democratic society like… »

29.03.2015

A conservator Governor in India

A conservator Governor in India

Assam finds a conservator of wildlife in its new Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, who has made it clear that unlike other constitutional heads of the State, he would not be a mute spectator in respect to protecting the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Governor Acharya, who is also in charge of… »

10.02.2015

India: Advocating laws to safeguard journalists

India: Advocating laws to safeguard journalists

Guwahati: An untoward incident of physically assaulting a lady television reporter by the police personnel in northeast India recently, brought back the old debate of having a special law for protection of journalists on duty. The incident that took place at Latashil police station in the heart of Guwahati city… »

30.01.2015

Northeast India celebrates R-Day defying militant’s threat

Northeast India celebrates R-Day defying militant’s threat

Guwahati, northeast India: Persistent militants’ threats on their minds, but patriotic fervors carrying in theirs hearts, the people of northeast India once again rose on the occasion to observe the Republic Day that commemorates the adoption of Indian constitution on 26 January 1950 and pay homage to the martyrs of… »

26.01.2015

India: News channels support massacre victim families

India: News channels support massacre victim families

Amidst all the allegations against Assam based private news channels that those beam only negative and inflammable reports in the time of crisis, the channel managements took up a noble mission to help the affected families of militants’ massacred in various remote parts of the State. Digesting the persistent criticisms… »

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