CSE fellowship media briefing on Water Bodies in India - Public Spaces, Private Designs

January 15, 2013

July 26-27, 2011

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

This workshop was supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust
 
Water is keenly contested today. Reports are emerging from across India about water bodies being encroached upon, gobbled up and sucked dry by a combination of forces ranging from industrialisation and urban growth to population pressures and severe pollution.

As a result, the other users of these water bodies – farmers, villagers and local communities – are up in arms. A state of continuous conflict exists over these water bodies, these lakes, rivers, reservoirs, streams and wetlands.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has recently launched a media fellowship on this contentious subject. To further investigate, analyse and initiate discussions on it, CSE conducted a Fellowship Media Briefing Workshop on water bodies in India.

The two day briefing was organised in association with Samata and Vizag Journalists Forum(VJF) in Visakhapatnam. It was attended by about 80 regional and national journalists writing in English, Hindi and Vernacular languages. The briefing was especially aimed in providing support to the  selected fellows and other journalists who have been writing on water issues. The agenda was divided in class room sessions as well as a field trip to the controvercial East Coast Power Project site in Kakarapalli, Srikakulam district.

The journalist group was led by local activists in Kakarapalli which helped them understand the conflict surrounding the wetland. A panel discussion was also organised with local activists from Sompeta, Kakarapalli, local journalists and it was cheered by Sunita Narain. This session was extremely well received by the journalists as they could raise questions and understand the ground realities.

A small press the meet was organised by VJF with Ms Narain and local journalists from both English and Telugu medium which rounded off our briefing.

For further details, you can contact Papia Samajdar at papia@cseindia.org

 

List of Participant

Ms Shalini Singh, senior reporter,
Hindustan Times Delhi
shalininess@gmail.com


Bijay Mishra, correspondent,
DD News & Air Angul
bijaymishrabijaymishra@gmail.com


Mahesh Langa,
special correspondent,
Hindustan Times Ahmedabad
mahesh.langa@gmail.com


Haroon Mirani, senior correspondent,
Kashmir Newz Srinagar
haroonmirani@gmail.com


K Rajendran, deputy news editor,
Kairali TV Trivandrum
krajendran6@gmail.com


Biswajeet Banerjee, bureau chief,
The Pioneer, Lucknow
biswajeetbanerjee@gmail.com


Sunil Kumar,senior reporter,
The New Indian Express Kochi
mkskumar1@gmail.com


Pankaj Singh, senior staff reporter,
Hindustan
ps2198@gmail.com


Shib Shankar Nanda,
principal correspondent,
Dharitri Sambalpur
sibanandasbp@gmail.com


Priya Ranjan Sahu,
principal correspondent,
Hindustan Times Bhubaneshwar
sahupriyaranjan@gmail.com


Nikhil Agarwal, journalist,
PTI Kolkata
journalist.nikhil@gmail.com


Pulin Kalita, senior sub-editor,
Dainik Asam Guwahati
pulalkal@yahoo.com,
pulinkalitaghy@gmail.com


S Jayakrishnan, news editor,
Deepika daily Kozhikode
jaykesaijasi@gmail.com


V.Raja gopal, senior reporter,
Prajasakti Hyderabad
praja.sarma@gmail.com


Aditi Prasad, input editor,
CVB News Service NOIDA
Aditi.prasad@cvbnews.in


Abantika Ghosh,
assistant editor,
The Times of India Delhi
abantikag@gmail.com


Ganadhalu Shrikanta,
sub editor/reporter,
Prajavani Bangalore
ganadhal@gmail.com



Pushyamitra,
provincial desk incharge,
Prabhat Khabar Bhagalpur
pushyamitra@prabhatkhabar.in


Sandeep Pradhan, reporter,
Central Chronicle Raipur
sandeep.pradhan290@gmail.com


Manas Pratim Das,
transmission executive,
AIR Kolkata,
i2manas@gmail.com


G T Sathish: senior reporter,
The Hindu Bangalore
satisha.gt@gmail.com


Varghese C Thomas,
chief sub-editor,
Malayala Manorama Kottayam
varghesecthomas@mm.co.in


Tarun Sharma, chief sub-editor,
Dainik Bhaskar Sriganganagar
tarun@raj.bhaskarnet.com, tarun.sharma33@hotmail.com


Ritu Mishra, deputy news editor,
Dainik Bhaskar Bhopal
ritu.mishrra@gmail.com



Raju Nayak, editor,
Lokmat Goa
nayakraju@gmail.com


Sukhada Khandge,
correspondent/copy editor,
DNA Mumbai
Sukhada.khandge@gmail.com


Stella Sumita Paul,
freelance correspondent,
Planet Earth Hyderabad
stellasglobe@gmail.com


C V L N Prasad, chief reporter,
Andhra Jyoti Hyderabad,
prasadcvln@gmail.com,
prasadcvln@andhrajyothy.com


Mohammed Shafeeq,
special correspondent,
IANS Hyderabad
m.shafeeq@ians.in


KV Ramanamurthy,
editor in charge,
Municipulse Monthly
Magazine Hyderabad
ramanamurthy.kv@rediffmail.com


Vaishalli Chandra,
special correspondent,
DNA Bangalore,
vaishallichandra@gmail.com


Vijayalakshmi, Suvarna news
Bangalore,
vijayamoily@gmail.com


N Sanajaoba Meetei,
staff reporter,
Hueiyen Lanpao daily news (morning)
sanajaobaningthoukhongjam@gmail.com


Geetartha Pathak, assistant editor,
Asam Bani,
geetarthapathak@hotmail.com,
journalistunionassam@gmail.com,


P.Rekha, sub editor,
Mathrubhumi Daily
Thrisur
rekhachandra@gmail.com


Juhi Chaudhary,
senior correspondent,
CNN-IBN NOIDA,
juhi.chaudhary@network18online.com


Ajoy Ashirwad,
senior correspondent,
Frontline Delhi,
ashirwad.ajoy@gmail.com


Chandra Shekhar, producer,
Lok Sabha TV Delhi,
chandra_shekher9@rediffmail.com


Malaramuthan R.,
senior sub editor,
Dinamalar Daily Chennai
malaramuthan@gmail.com


Sathish Kumar V,
chief sub-editor/Coordinator,
Dinamalar Kalvimalar
Chennai
sathish.journalist@gmail.com


Snehal Rebello,
special correspondent,
Hindustan Times Mumbai
snehal.rebello@hindustantimes.com,
snehal.rebello@gmail.com


Kumar Sanjay, freelancer,
Ranchi,
sanjaynidan@gmail.com


Kunal Purohit, senior reporter,
Hindustan Times Mumbai
kunal.purohit @hindustantimes.com,
kunal.purohit06@gmail


Bhoomika Kalam,
special correspondent,
People's Samachar Bhopal
bhoomikakalam@gmail.com ,
bhoomika_kalam@yahoo.com



Rashmi Prajapati, journalist,
Dainik Jagran
Bhopal,
rashmi.journalism@gmail.com


Ruby Sarkar,
special correspondent,
Deshbandhu News Paper Bhopal,
sarkar.ruby@yahoo.com,
ruby.journalist@gmail.com


Rajanish Joshi, sub-editor,
Daily Sakaal Solapur,
joshirajanish@gmail.com


 

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