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Workshop for journos on national security issues

8 January 2013

PRESS RELEASE: The Madras-based Press Institute of India (PII) is conducting a two-day workshop for journalists on reporting national security issues. To be held in conjunction with the Bangalore-based institute of contemporary studies, the workshop will be held at the Christ University in Bangalore on January 30 and 31. The registration fee is Rs 3,500.

In case you can’t believe what you’re seeing…

26 October 2012

Entries invited for Ramnath Goenka Awards, 2010

14 February 2012

The Ramnath Goenka memorial foundation is inviting entries for the 2010 Ramnath Goenka excellence in journalism awards. Email rngf [at] expressindia [dot] com for further details. The last date for entries is 16 April 2012.

‘Black Day’ to protest bid to scuttle wage board

29 November 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Delhi Union of Journalists(DUJ) will observe a “Black Day” on Friday, 2 December 2011, to protest against moves to scuttle the wage board for journalist and non-journalists, and concerted moves to kill the working journalists Act.

The Black Day will also spotlight the increasing attacks on journalists in sensitive areas, and moves by the Jammu & Kashmir state government to withdraw advertisements to select newspapers.

A statement by the DUJ general secretary S.K. Pande called upon members to be ready for a phased action plan, with full support to all confederation plans. The “Black Day” will be the first action plan which could culminate in a march to Parliament in co-ordination with the Confederation, the DUJ said.

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Ramnath Goenka excellence in journalism awards

6 October 2010

The Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation is inviting entries for the 2009 Excellence in Journalism awards.

The awards are open for both print and broadcast journalists in 18 categories with cash prizes and scholarships on offer. The last date for entries is 15 November 2010.

Visit www.expressindia.com/rngf for further details.

Email: rngf@expressindia.com

Image: courtesy The Indian Express

The 2010 Shakti Bhatt first-book prize

16 August 2010

PRESS RELEASE: In its third year, the Shakti Bhatt first-book prize is a cash award of Rs one lakh.

Entries in the following genres may be submitted: poetry, fiction (including graphic novels), creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography and narrative journalism) and drama.

A thee-member advisory board will shortlist six books published between 1 June 2009 and 30 June 2010. This year, the board includes journalist Anil Nair, IFA programme executive Sanjay Iyer and poet Jeet Thayil.

The shortlisted books will be sent to the 2010 panel of judges; they are playwright Mahesh Dattani, writer and surgeon Kalpana Swaminathan and novelist Ruchir Joshi. The winner will be announced in the second half of November and the prize will be presented in December.

Last year’s winner was Mridula Koshy for If It Is Sweet.

Authors from the subcontinent are eligible but books must be published in India. Publications must be in English or translated into English from an Indian language. Books that have been published elsewhere and have already won prizes are eligible, though less likely to win. Vanity press publications are ineligible. 

The Shakti Bhatt Foundation is a non-profit trust. It wishes to reward first-time authors of all ages. For further information, mail shaktibhattprize@gmail.com

Thousands of words & pixels at The Big Picture

11 August 2010

“The Big Picture”, a collection of photographic and video work by members of the working news cameramen’s association, on display at the Lalit Kala Academy gallery on Copernicus Marg in New Delhi.

From 12 August to 19 August 2010.

Media Bill: Regulation through the back door

8 August 2010

The Daily Beast prize for South Asian journos

3 August 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Tina Brown‘s portal, The Daily Beast, and the US-based non-profit organisation Open Hands Initiative have announced a new prize for South Asian journalists and writers covering the region. The aim of this prize is to promote and support the work of an individual who has contributed thoughtful, important, and engaging commentary on the great social, political, and cultural issues of their region.

Prize: The winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize, a one-month residency at the Norman Mailer center and writers colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and a biweekly column for a year on The Daily Beast. The two finalists will also be invited to contribute commentary to The Daily Beast.

Structure: Editors and publishers across South Asia will be asked to nominate their best English-language columnists and writers by sending us three to five examples of their work and writing a brief letter explaining why that particular individual deserves this recognition. To submit a nomination, email commentaryprize@thedailybeast.com

Eligibility: Any nominated columnist, journalist, or writer based in and writing about South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) is eligible to participate. Only commentary written between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2010, will be considered for the prize.

Deadline: The prize will be awarded at the Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2011. Finalists will be announced in December. All nominations must be submitted by October 1, 2010.

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Prabha Dutt fellowship for women journalists

24 July 2010

The Sanskriti Foundation in collaboration with the Prabha Dutt memorial foundation is inviting applications from Indian women journalists in the 25-40 age group for the Prabha Dutt fellowship for excellence in journalist, in memory of the pioneering Hindustan Times journalist.

The fellowship covering a period of 10 months offers Rs 100,000 for women journalists to pursue a research project or a book in English, Hindi or a regional language.

Mail a CV with a short synopsis of 250-300 words of the project proposal with the names of two referees. The last date for receipt of applications is 31 August 2010.

For further information, write to Sanskriti Pratisthan, C-11, Qutub institutional area, New Delhi 110016.

Email: fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org

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