Nava J. Thakuria

Journalist based in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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