Nava J. Thakuria

Journalist based in Guwahati, Assam, India.

29.12.2014

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

The Adivasi settlers in western and northern Assam, who are mostly Christians, were targeted by the tribal militants on December 23 evening killing over 80 people including village women and minor children. The Assam police suspect it’s a handiwork of breakaway faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), which… »

16.12.2014

Hailing Nepal court for convicting killer of journalist

Hailing Nepal court for convicting killer of journalist

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed its contentment that a Nepal court has convicted and sentenced five perpetrators involved in the killing of a Nepali journalist in Dailekh district of western Nepal. In a recent unprecedented verdict the Dailekh district court has sentenced the assailants for torturing Dekendra Raj… »

04.12.2014

India: journalists demand action in Andhra Pradesh

India: journalists demand action in Andhra Pradesh

Guwahati: The failure of Andhra Pradesh police in making any breakthrough about the murder of a Telugu journalist a week back has prompted a northeast India based journalist body to express serious concern and annoyances. While condemning the brutal killing of MVN Shankar, a senior journalist working with Andhra Prabha,… »

27.10.2014

Burma-Myanmar: demanding credible probe into Burmese scribe’s murder

Burma-Myanmar: demanding credible probe into Burmese scribe’s murder

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed deep shock at the killing of a Burmese journalist who used to report from the conflict zone in Mon province of eastern Burma (Myanmar) and urged the Burma government in NayPieTaw to probe into the situation that finally ended the life of… »

12.10.2014

Assam: JFA decries Burma authorities’ ban on newspaper

Assam: JFA decries Burma authorities’ ban on newspaper

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed serious concern over the ban on a local newspaper by the province government of Chin in western Burma (Myanmar) and urged the Union government in NayPieTaw to allow the regular publication of the Hakha Post. Burma News International (BNI), an umbrella body of various progressive Burmese… »

07.10.2014

Asia Pacific region early flood warning system needed

Asia Pacific region early flood warning system needed

Guwahati: Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) has announced it is placing an emphasis on the development of an advanced national and international early flood warning system to prevent casualties and loss of properties to the greatest extent. The umbrella group of environmental journalists, as a forum, urges… »

11.09.2014

Indian journalists protest over colleague’s arrest

Indian journalists protest over colleague’s arrest

Guwahati: The journalist fraternity of northeast India took to the streets demonstrating their anger against the Assam government for arresting a private television journalist suspect of ‘maintaining unlawful relationship’ with banned armed outfits. The media personnel under various forums urged the authority to release Jaikhlong Brahma, a… »

23.08.2014

Assam journalists condemn US scribe’s beheading in Syria

Assam journalists condemn US scribe’s beheading in Syria

Guwahati: The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has joined in the chorus of condemnations against the abduction, murder and subsequent uploading of the visual of beheading a journalist by the militants in the conflict-ridden Syria. The scribes’ forum from eastern India expressed deepest shock at the incident and urged the media… »

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