Honouring outstanding reporting on the environment
Assam Times seeks submissions from mid-career/ mid-level journalists in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura on environmental reporting for the First Northeast Green Journalism Award, 2013.The award will be given to professionals associated with print, online, radio, television and photojournalism.
Journalists must submit:
Five samples of their original work for print and online; three samples for radio and television; four sets of complete photographic narratives for photojournalism; or four samples of a combination of all. Submitted samples should preferably be dated between January 2011 to March 2013.
Any other material to prove commitment for environmental journalism and consistency in environmental reporting.
A detailed CV.
The reports can be in any of the languages in the region. Vernacular reports should be translated to English for convenience of the judges.
Each print article should not be longer than 1,500 words.
Any audio or video report must be of 15 minutes duration. Longer reports should be reduced to 15 minutes for submission. English voice-overs or sub-titles should be added in case of non-English reports.
Photo stories should have at least 8 photographs (max. 15) with accompanying text and captions.
We prefer electronic entries emailed to email@example.com on or before May 12, 2013. Material that is not suitable for online submission should be couriered to:
Assam Times NEEPME, House No 26, Near AGP Office Guwahati 781001
The First Northeast Green Journalism Award, 2013 award will be presented on 5 June 2013.
This award is an initiative of Assam Times, a new media collective, to recognise and honour commitment and consistency in environmental reporting in the region.
Come September 14. Region’s top environmentalists and social scientists will rub shoulders in Guwahati to deliberate on piloting north east initiatives for the protection of environment & natural resources.
Jointly organized by Assam Times and the Coalition on Environment and Natural Resources, the consultation is expected to help the north eastern region create an opportunity to promote a consolidation among the civil society organizations.
The main objective behind this initiative is to outline the challenges of extractive industries, development issues and yawning gaps among the indigenous communities.
The interested civil society organizations, researchers, development workers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9401732209 for further information.
UDALGURI: The Udlaguri police have arrested two stonemen on Wednesday who allegedly have been unleashing terror among the students at passerby in the BTAD town.
Identified as Karun Boro (18) and Akul Daimari(21) of Sonaigaon village and Nalbari village, they were arrested to be registered a a case No. 248/17 under relevant sections of IPC at Udalguri police
Station. A local court sent the duo to the jail.
Several persons and students sustained injury in their attacks during the last couple of days. A minor girl in Udalguri town and a student of HS in Mangaldoi were allegedly hit by them with stones two days back. Police further recovered a KTM bike from their possession.