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.
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.
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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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.
Image: courtesy The Indian Express
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.