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BBC News Styleguide
 
Avoid clichés and improve your journalism with this PDF version of the BBC News Styleguide. The Guide gives practical suggestions on many aspects of journalism style, including abbreviations, clichés, reported speech - and how to avoid irritating your editor. http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/news-style-guide 
 

The BBC Editorial Guidelines
The BBC Editorial Guidelines outline the standards the BBC expects of all BBC content on TV, radio and online.
They are designed for everyone who makes content for the BBC, to help them deal with difficult editorial decisions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/

Associated Press Style Guidelines
Summarized by Professor Jack Gillespie, Rowan University, Ret.

http://www.larrylitwin.com/handouts/21%20-%20AP%20Style%20Summary.pdf

The Verification Handbook 
A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage, a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. http://verificationhandbook.com/book

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9th International Expo from 31st Oct

22 Oct 2008 - 4:06am | Nanda Kirati Dewan
The 9th edition of the biggest annual shopping carnival of Eastern India International Expo 2008, Guwahati, organized by Leo Advertising in association with Grassland, Kaziranga, a unit of Leo, will be held at the Assam Engineering Institute playground at Chandmari here from October 31 to November 13.

Addressing mediapersons in India Club, Leo Advertising Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Musthaq Khan said around 250 business organisations from the country as well as abroad will participate in the shopping extravaganza this year. 13 independent nations have confirmed their participation and it is likely to go up as the organizers are vying for more nation at the expo.The foreign countries this year include Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Kenya, Philippines, Malaysia, China and Nepal, while Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be making their maiden appearance. "Major attraction of the Expo will Thailand and Thai items," said Khan.

Leo every year recognizes personalities from various field. The International Expo awards conferred on various distinguished personalities in different fields by the organizers every year will also be given away during the two-week marketing extravaganza. Each awards carries a cash of Rs 1 lakh besides a citation and other gifts.Singer duo Dilip Sharma and Sudakshina Sharma was awarded before former's sudden demise.

The singing couple were conferred the International Expo Silpi Sanman 2008 for their contribution in the field of music. The other award winners are veteran journalist Tilak Hazarika — Sangbadik Sanman 2008 for his life long contribution in the field of journalism, and ace national women boxer Kalpana Choudhury and badminton player Bibari Basumatary —International Krira Sanman 2008 for their outstanding feats in the field of sports. A special prize of Rs 20,000 will also be awarded to ace swimmer national Alvis Ali Hazarika.

Boost for GPC health program

2 Sep 2016 - 11:42am | Azlina Khanam

The city based Wintrobe Hospital will extend supports to the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on next Saturday (3 September). Three medical practitioners from the private hospital will join the evening OPD starting at pm. Dr Nitin Gupta (Urology), Dr Juri Talukdar (General Practitioner) and Dr Debanga Borah (Cardiology) will be available for free consultations to media persons. The participants will also get the facility to get their blood pressure checked in the camp.

The first program of the weekly evening clinic series (5 to 8 pm) at GPC was launched on 20 August 2016, where Dr Kashyap Kr Das (Medicine, Dispur Hospitals) provided necessary consultations on healthcare issues to over 30 member-journalists.

The participants, including some senior journalists, took the opportunity to get their blood pressure & sugar checked by the health workers namely Puja Missong and Rupam Saikia. The program was supervised by healthcare consultant Ujjal Saikia.

Mentionable is that Assam’s well known Dispur Hospitals Pvt Ltd under the leadership of Dr Jayanta Bardoloi took the initiative to raise a doctor’s chamber on the GPC campus, which was inaugurated by young citizens namely Dhiman, Kristi, Shantanava, Arya, Shambhavi, Nistha and Arunava on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day. The second program was graced by two physicians from Down Town Hospital namely Dr Swapnav Barthakur (Medicine) and Dr Ruma Dutta (O& G), who provided healthcare consultations to over 40 media persons along with their family members.

They were supported by nursing staff of the hospital Ankita Bora & Anusmita Das with Sajal Sinha, Pranjit Sarma and Mayuri Bora, where the participants got their basic health status also checked in the program.

The next three programs will be attended by the physicians from GNRC Hospitals, Swagat Super Speciality Surgical institute and Narayana Super Speciality Hospital. The initiative has been formulated primarily for the benefit of GPC members, but anyone related to the journalism is encouraged to take advantage of it. Moreover, the journalists based in other parts of the region may also attend the program, if incidentally they are in the city during the specified period.

12 hour Demow Bandh called by Tai Ahom Students Union

21 Jul 2007 - 9:25am | editor

A 12 hour Demow Bandh has been called on Saturday by the Tai Ahom Students Union due to alleged harassment of two of their members Nipun Barua and Pulak Barua by unidentified miscreants