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In a bid to enlighten the journalists,media researchers,journalism studenrs on fact-checking to ultimately identify fake photos, videos and other contents spreading misinformation and fake news in social media and news specifically ahead of the Lok Sabha Election 2019 round the corner the Google News Initiative, in partnership with DataLeads and Internews, held a day long training titled 'PollCheck: Covering India’s Election' at Grand Bhabendra Alay Hotel hall in Guwahati on Saturday.In the workshop, Google-certified trainers imparted the participants through different tools and strategies to identify fake news and debunk it.The main topics covered were tools of online verification and fact-checking, journalist digital safety and security, YouTube for elections coverage and data visualization for elections.

The event participated by more than 40 participants included senior journalists,editors,photojournalists,media researchers and journalism students from Cotton University,Guwahati University,Assam Don Bosco University,Royal Global University among others." It is a part of Pan-India initiative of Google News Initiative Training Network to support quality journalism and to curb the spread of disinformation and fake news in the country,” a trainer said. It is pertinent here to mention that the Google News Initiative is hosting training sessions in 30 cities between February 26 - April 6, 2019, across the country in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Bangla, Kannada, Gujarati, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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CM makes aerial survey

26 Sep 2014 - 4:45pm | AT News

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi made an aerial survey in Goalpara and Kamrup(rural) district on Friday. But he could not land in the flood relief camps because of the inclement weather.

He had to wrap up his survey within 45 minutes. The chief minister has asked the authorities to ensure speedy relief and rescue operation in the worst-hit Goalpara and Kamrup(rural) district.

The recurrence of incessant rains is likely to worsen the flood waters on  Friday afternoon.

 

 

Ten Days Bharatnatyam dance workshop Concludes at Hojai

16 Jul 2018 - 7:27pm | Nikhil Mundra

Hojai:- A ten days Bharatnatyam dance workshop was held in Hojai initiated by Spondon Dance Academy under the supervision of national award winner Kalasambharam and Nrityabhushan Monjyotsna Hazarika.

The workshop began on July 5 and concluded on July 15. On its last day various dance presentation were showcased by the students of the dance academy along with solo presentations. The Closing ceremony was organised at Ramkrishna Mission Sevashram at New Market in Hojai on Sunday Evening.

Renowned  artist Miss Jayamoni Gayan graced the occasion as special invitee. She lighted the lamp and presented solo shatriya dance.

Speaking on the Occasion, Miss Gayan lauded the sincere effort made by the spondon academy members to develop the cultural integrity through this Bharatnatyam workshop which needs to be encouraged much more.

"Bharatanatyam is more than just a traditional Indian dance", She added.

Monjyotsna Hazarika of Spondon Academy said ,"This academy continues its regular classes on every sunday at Desh Bandhu Vidya Pith High School in  Hojai, Interested parents who wants to see their children's learning Bharatnatyam, Shatriya dance and other dance formats may contact with our teacher at 8403971413."

The  students from different age groups wearing traditional attire performed which  enthused  the atmosphere.

JFA welcomes SC directive, appeals media managements to obey the verdict

22 Jun 2017 - 8:49pm | AT News Guwahati

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) welcomes the Supreme Court’s ruling on 19 June 2017 in favour of newspaper & news agency employees in the Majithia Wage Board dispute and the forum fervently appeals to the concerned media managements to obey the direction. The scribe’s body argues that the managements must not linger on the implementation of Majithia board award for the benefit of journalists & non-journalist media employees for more years. Otherwise, it would only degrade the print media as an institution slowly slipping down to the group of law- evaders in the country, it added.

It may be noted that the apex court’s vacation bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha passed the order directing the newspaper owners to pay their employees according to the wages as revised/determined by the Majithia board since 11 November 2011 without differentiating between the permanent (full-time) and contractual employees in their establishments. Directing the media house owners to implement the Majithia board award in full without citing the reason of fund crisis, the bench observed that it would be another opportunity for honouring the award in its proper spirit.

The Majithia Wage Board was constituted by the Union labour ministry in 2007 despite oppositions from most of the newspaper houses in the country. The Union cabinet accepted the recommendations of the wage board four years back and the Gazette notification was published on 11 November 2011. The Supreme Court upheld the wage board award on 7 February 2014. Lately the apex court dismissed all writ petitions moved by media managements against the award on 8 February last. The JFA statement asserted that if most of the newspaper managements in India continue ignoring the apex court directive, it would only bring wrong messages to the readers (mass) about the medium. In this case, the forum opined that the media house owners may follow the example set by the Assam Tribune group, which implemented the Majithia board recommendations for the first time in the country.

Finally, the statement issued JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria asked the beneficiaries too to cooperate with the managements in materializing the apex court’s directives for a better future for the entire institution.