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Sri Lankan Prime Minister resigns as social protests grow in the country

Sri Lanka’s prime minister – Mahinda Rajapaksa – has just resigned from office, prompting the formation of a new cabinet as the Asian country looks for a way to end a massive economic crisis. The prime minister is the brother…

India celebrates arrival of spring with Holi festival

After two years of interruption due to a health emergency, one of India’s main popular festivals, Holi, which marks the seasonal change and the arrival of spring, is being celebrated these days. Known as the festival of colours, and sometimes…

Refugee Crises Increasing: Remember Rohingyas, Afghans, and also Ukranians

The Rohingya and Afghan refugee issues are also currently important international issues. More than 1.1 million Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh since August 2017 due to genocide and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. About 50,000 newborn Rohingya children are added…

International award to north-eastern journalist Nava Thakuria

Guwahati: The Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) rewards senior journalist Nava Thakuria, a resident of northeast India, for his relentless initiatives to safeguard the rights of media persons in the south Asian country and also for defending press freedom in…

Clarion call to fight for freedom from exploitation and oppression in “Anti Imperialist Conference” on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

“We will continue our fight till the repeal of black laws and liberation from imperialists” Barnala, 28 September 2021 On the occasion of the 114th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, peasants, agricultural workers, youth and women came in endless…

India, farmers call for a general strike

SKM calls for complete Bandh on 27 September, 6 am to 4 pm. Widespread bandh preparation in East UP. Vyapar Mandals, Tempo Associations, Lawyers bodies in East Uttar Pradesh are joining the farmers to enforce the bandh. Peoples’ anger against…

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.…

Tibet sympathizers to lodge protest against China’s aggression

Guwahati: Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch, an umbrella body of Indians supporting the Tibet Mukti Sadhana (Tibetan freedom movement) has decided to observe this year’s October 20 as a protest day against the Communist regime in Beijing. On this date in…

PEC demands unconditional release of all scribes in Myanmar

by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati: As the imprisonment of scribes and other democratic activists under arbitrary laws becomes a new normal in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the Switzerland-based media rights body Press Emblem Campaign (https://pressemblem.ch/) urges the military regime in NayPieTaw…

PEC lauds Indian authorities for corona compensation to scribes

MEDIA by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 1 June 2021: Press Emblem Campaign, the Switzerland-based international media rights and safety body, appreciates the initiative of Indian federal government along with many provincial authorities for sanctioning financial assistance to the families of Covid-19…

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