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Guwahati media to interact with Survival International

Guwahati: Survival International, a global tribal rights’ protection platform, will be available for interaction with member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club on 30 November 2018. Sophie Grig of the influential nonprofit organization will answer various media queries through the video conferencing from London in the Friday program starting at 3 pm.

Founded in 1969, Survival International campaigns for the rights of indigenous tribal people across the globe. Its campaigns generally focus on tribal peoples' desires to keep their ancestral lands. The active non-government organization calls these peoples some of the most vulnerable on Earth and aims to eradicate what it calls misconceptions used to justify violations of human rights.

Survival aims to help foster tribal people's self-determination. To ensure freedom of action, the outfit does not accept government funding. Besides London, Survival has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, Paris and San Francisco.

Days back, the organization criticized the foresters of Kaziranga National Park for adopting rude approach towards the tribal families at the fringe localities in the name of wildlife conservation.

Survival even blamed BBC’s Natural History Unit for attempting to retreat from a BBC News report that vindicated the locals’ concerns. GPC member-journalists are requested to participate in the program.

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