Stop Gun Violence: Amazing Posters !


Anti Gun Violence poster

Anti Gun Violence poster

Anti Gun Violence Poster created by a 6 year old.

Anti Gun Violence Poster created by a 6 year old.

Relaunch of Hyper Local Newspapers


nrWe would like to relaunch weekly Bengali Hyper Local newspapers on regular basis like   Ajker Nari ( Women Today Bengali Language women’s Weekly Hyper Local Newspaper) Bangler Dinkal (Day Time Bengal, Bengali Language Weekly Hyper Local Newspaper ),a daily Television Hyper Local News with the help of experience journalists. Unlike the West, in India media including print is growing and according to a recent survey, advertising in print is also growing at a CAGR. A vast bulk of the print readers in India in fact consume news in Hindi and other regional languages.

crimeAs an experienced Journalists, We do believe  for not-for-profit venture, digital International (Online) magazine should be the top priority for communications and spreading awareness. For our proposed English crime and human rights digital magazine Crime & More World which will be launched soon wants  to highlight and aware people about the global issues like human trafficking,Drug trafficking, atrocities against LGBT community, cross border terrorism,Cyber Crime,Forensic sciences,criminal psychology,Atrocities against women, AIDS/HIV, Domestic Violence, Corruption in high places, serial killer and other issues that matter the most.It will be interactive in nature with additional content.

nr1But at the same time,we agree with experts that  the two worlds (Digital and Print) can co-exist and support one another. Many readers still prefer to consume printed articles. Some experts still believe that the notion ‘death of print’ have been greatly exaggerated. We also believe that the printed word have greater impact than digital one. For the reason, I want to  produce 4-8 pages broad sheet weekly newspapers  high-quality, full-color monthly magazine routinely in Bengali language Bangler Dinkal, Ajker Nari ( women’s Weekly Newspaper) and daily TV newsnr2

because it is our mother tongue. For example,  Women trafficking is major problem in West Bengal. According to one estimate,half a million Indian children under age 16 are exploited in the sex trade. So we think that awareness is necessary to eradicate these kind of crime against humanity. We want to promote community awareness by connecting people through rural news and human angle stories.cam

We need investors who want to invest in this project high return:

Project Report Media Division A :

Tv Production (Daily News Magazine) :

B : Newspaper (Wkly) Office : Bangur,.Kolkata & Barajaguli,Nadia. Contractual Service (For Tv Channel)

1) Script writer – (2) Rs. 5000x 2 = Rs. 10,000 ($US

$151)

2) Anchor –(1) Rs. 5000×1 = Rs. 5,000 ($75.5)

3) Cameraman-(4) Rs. 9000($135.9)x 4 = Rs. 36,000($543.6)

4) Reporter-(3) Rs. 6,000 ($90.6) x 3 = Rs. 18,000 ($271.8)

(5) 5) Mkt. Rep.- Rs. 6,000 

($90.6)

x 5 = Rs 30,000($453)

6) V.Editor-(2) Rs 6,000

($90.6)

8,000 = Rs 14,000 ($211.4)

7) News Editor-(1) Rs 15,000×1 = Rs 15,000 ($226.5)new

8) Accountant-(2) Rs 7,000 ($105.7) x2 = 14,000 

($211.4)

9) Dist.Reporter (all)-Billing @250 ($3.78) x120 = Rs 30,000

($453)

10) Edit Floor Rs 25,000($377.5) Total : Rs 1,97,000 ($2974.7)

Channel : Rs 3,00,000 ($4530) (30days) Rs 3,00,000 

($4530)

Travelling Exp- Rs 22,000 ($332.2) Car Movement- Rs 30,000

 ($453)

Total : Rs 5,49,000 ($8289.9)

new1Newspaper Production : (Contractual Service)

1) Sub Editor-2 > Rs 5,000($75.5)

x 2 = Rs 10,000($151)

2) Proof reader-1 >5,000

($75.5)

x 1 = Rs 5,000

($75.5)

3) Dtp Operator-2 > Rs 8,000($120.8) x2= Rs 16,000 ($241.6)

4) Reporter-2 > 5,000

($75.5)

x2 = Rs 10,000

($151)

5) Photographer-1 > Rs 4,000($60.4)

6) Mkt.Team -2 > Rs 10,000($151)

7) Dist.Correspondent-All (Billing) Rs 25,000 ($377.5)

8) Circulation Team-2 –  Rs 10,000($151)

9) Web Printing (Newspaper) Rs 70,000 ($1057) Total – Rs 1,60,000 ($2416)

 Circulation Agency – Rs 25,000 Costing All Total – Rs 5,49,000+ 1,60,000 + 25,000 = Rs 7,34,000/- Income : Advt From Tv channel -.> Rs 4,50,000/- Advt From Newspaper > 1 x 50,000 x10 = Rs  5,00,000/-

Total Revenue (Per Month) : Rs 9,50,000 ($14345)

Investment : Rs 7,34,000 x 3 months = Rs 22,02,000 ($33250.2)

Media Watch: Missouri


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nwWeb Link:http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2014/08/benefit_show_bands_up_dont_shoot_fills_the_ready_room_this_sunday.php

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Search for a missing Journalist


Uttarbanga Sambad

Uttarbanga Sambad headline says that a massive search is going on for the missing scribe by the Crime Investigation Department (CID).

A journalist working for Uttarb Sambad, a widely circulated Bengali daily newspaper of North Bengal has gone missing on  August 2 in Alipurduar days after he lodged a complaint with the police He claimed that he received threatening calls from racketeers regularly. Chyan Sarker the reporter was investigating a college admission scam where it was alleged that student leaders of ruling political party of Bengal were involved. Earlier he was threatened and a group of men broke into his home and ransacked it. However, he wasn’t there.The case has been handed over to Crime Investigation Department (CID) by the state government.

Stop any form of Crime


An Anti Crime Poster

An Anti Crime Poster

An Anti Piracy poster

An Anti Piracy poster

An Anti Crime Poster

An Anti Crime Poster

An Atrocities against Women Posster

An Atrocities against Women Posster

Rainy Day!


“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
Roger Miller

Picture Courtesy:00  Helmut Gevert

Picture Courtesy:
Helmut Gevert

Picture Courtesy: Sargio Sanchez

Picture Courtesy: Sargio Sanchez

A Tribute to a great soul


Former president of India Dr. Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam and one of the most renowned rocket scientists of India died in Shillong on Monday (July 26) after he suddenly fell me during a lecture at the age of 84 at the Institute of Management, Shillong(North East India) The funeral of Kalam will be held in Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) his birth place

Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

on Thursday(July 30).

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Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

29 July: Global Tiger Day


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Picture Courtesy:Paul Brennan little paul

Picture Courtesy:Lydia Woomer

Picture Courtesy:Lydia Woomer

Media Watch: Lafayette shooting


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Banner-Tribune,Franklin,Louisiana,USA

Web Link:http://www.banner-tribune.com/local/theater-shooting-victim-was-native-franklin

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Courier,Houma,Louisiana,USA

Web Link:http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20150724/WIRE/150729821?tc=cr

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Public Domain Pictures: Reporters at Work


picture Courtesy: Kenn Kiser

picture Courtesy: Kenn Kiser

Picture Courtesy: Bartlomiej Storoinski

Picture Courtesy: Bartlomiej Storoinski

Public Domain Pictures: Nature


Picture Courtesy: Allegra Ricci/Flickr

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Allegra Ricci/Flickr

Picture Courtesy:Nicholas A. Tonelli  /Flickr

Picture Courtesy:Nicholas A. Tonelli
/Flickr

Media Watch:Crime World


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Buenos Aires Herald, Argentina

Web Link:http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/194018/mexico-shows-security-footage-of-guzman-moments-before-he-disappeared-into-tunnel

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Powell Tribune, Wyoming,USA

Web Link:http://www.powelltribune.com/news/item/13843-third-murder-suspect-s-case-moves-forward

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Pictures: Mountain View


Public Domain Pictures

Public Domain Picture

Public Domain Picture

Public Domain Picture

Animal Lovers


Picture Courtesy:Cristie Guevara

Picture Courtesy: Cristie Guevara

Picture Courtesy: Robert Kraft

Picture Courtesy: Robert Kraft

Love for Animals


picture Courtesy:Giane Portal

picture Courtesy:Giane Portal

Picture Courtesy:Hector Landaeta

Picture Courtesy:Hector Landaeta

Media Watch: Supreme Court’s Historic Judgement


Roll Call, Washington D.C, USA

Roll Call, Washington D.C, USA

Web Link:http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/gay-lawmaker-takano-courts-decision/?dcz=

National Catholic Reporter, USA

National Catholic Reporter, USA

Web Link:http://ncronline.org/news/politics/supreme-courts-decision-marriage-called-win-love-tragic-error

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Story of an innocent convict


Picture Courtesy:www.change.org

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Written by
Tim Atkinson♠ Paul Anthony Davis is serving a 35 year sentence for a murder he did not commit. Having served 8 years of the 35 year sentence, fresh evidence has come to light that will prove Mr Davis’ innocence in a court of law. The numerous pieces of evidence were, in most part, hidden from Mr Ddavis under a pile of paperwork belonging to West Yorkshire Police, of which a sharp eyed private investigator unearthed and brought to light.

On August 2007, a gang, armed with a replica pistol broke into the house of Mr Edward (Teddy) Simpson at the address, 310 Sticker Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire. The gang were intent on robbing Mr Simpson of thousands of pounds of drug money. Unfortunately the robbery went terribly wrong when, Mr Simpson was beaten and tortured at his home to try force Mr Simpson into divulging information as to the whereabouts of the hidden money. Mr Simpsons battered and almost lifeless body was then dumped in woodland just a few miles away from his home at 310 Sticker Lane, where he was left to die. The next day, Mr Simpsons dead body was found by a member of the public who was walking in the area.

In the aftermath of this murder, reports were of ‘one of the most notorious and violent murders Bradford has witnessed.’ A gang of eight men were rounded up and arrested within days of this horrific event, of which only one man was convicted of and sentenced to murder even though he was some five miles away from the murder scene. That one man was Anthony Davis.

The fact that Mr Davis was, in fact, five miles away from the scene of the crime and therefore could not have been present at 310 Sticker Lane, the home of Mr Simpson, when the gang entered his home, intent on robbery, was not disputed by either the police nor the courts. And yet a charge of murder was given to Mr Davis.

Under joint enterprise laws, Mr Davis was convicted of the murder of Edward Simpson, the organising of the robbery and the ‘foresight’ that someone would be killed. Alas. The only evidence the courts had on Mr Davis were the utterings of a supergrass named Sonny Stewart who, indeed, was prominently involved in the robbery. The only way for Mr Davis to have his 35 year sentence quashed via an appeal is, to prove that Sonny Stewart lied in court under pressure from the police. Therefore, Sonny Stewart would be rewarded with the lighter sentence of manslaughter, receiving an 8 year term.

Anthony Davis’ case was highlighted in a documentary on BBC’s Panorama when questions were asked of the credibility of a supergrass testimony in a court of law. A top QC Michael Mansfield spoke of supergrasses being ‘inherently dishonest’ in that , whilst knowing having full knowledge of the crime, they will ‘dress it up in a way that they will put people at the scene who were not there.’

At the court hearing, Sonny Stewart said that he was with Anthony Davis on the night of the murder. And yet, Mr Davis was actually five miles away from the murder scene, when, in reality, Sonny Stewart was actually at the scene of the robbery and murder of Mr Simpson. The fresh evidence that was presented to Mr Davis by a private detective, who spotted the ‘before unseen’ evidence that was kept away from the trial is piling up in favour of Mr Davis to gain an appeal and a verdict that makes the case against him ‘unsafe.’ The evidence found by the private detective has been shown to have been ‘ignored’ by the police, ‘hidden’ from Mr Davis and his legal team and therefore was ‘not available’ to the jury who eventually convicted him of the murder he did not and could not have committed. This evidence was also missing from an appeal which was subsequently rejected.

Just a few days after the murder of Mr Simpson, on 3rd August, Anthony Davis was arrested and interviewed by the police in connection with the murder. Sonny Stewart was arrested on the 7th August and interviewed in connection with the murder. Both Sonny Stewart and Anthony Davis were released without charge, along with others of the alleged gang not long after. Mr Davis and Mr Stewart at this point, were being represented by the same company of solicitors. On 13th November, Mr Davis and Mr Stewart, along with others were re-arrested and charged with the murder of Mr Simpson and remanded in custody at HMP Armley and HMP Doncaster. Whilst remanded in custody, the houses of the suspects were searched for any evidence pertaining to the crime scene and murder thereof. Evidence collated, both circumstantial and factual coming from C.C.T.V, Cell Site, D.N.A. and defendants admissions were present against all defendants other than Mr Davis and one other defendant. The crowns case against Mr Davis was, by their own admission, in the main, ‘circumstantial’ other than the evidence that was given by Sonny Stewart.

On attending the hearing at Leeds crown court, when all defendants were present in the holding cells below the court, strangely, Mr Sonny Stewart was removed from the holding cell by West Yorkshire Police and undertook three days of scoping interviews to which ended with Mr Stewart entering in to a S.O.C.P.A. (Serious Organised Crime and Police Act) agreement. In return for a guilty plea to manslaughter being accepted by the prosecution and Mr Stewart giving evidence for the crown at the trial. Mr Stewart then changed his solicitors he shared with Mr Davis and appointed new solicitors.

The fresh evidence available to Mr Davis that will surely warrant an appeal ‘post haste’ are: 1st… The ‘cell site’ analysis shows that Sonny Stewart’s mobile telephone was recorded at the scene of the crime on the night of the murder and at the time the robbery commenced and during. The very same ‘cell site’ analysis shows that Mr Davis’ mobile telephone was some five miles away from the crime scene… It was asserted that, Mr Davis was using Sonny Stewart’s mobile telephone at the time of the robbery. Which is completely absurd…. At the first trial, an expert witness in the field of ‘cell site’ evidence had said in court that ‘he didn’t think they were both together (Davis and Stewart)’. He was subsequently replaced for the second trial, oddly enough.

2nd… A footprint was found in the congealed blood at the crime scene of 310 Sticker Lane. The footprint was a very possible match to a distinctive training shoe called ‘Nike Air Rift’. A pair of the same make of training shoe, ‘Nike Air Rift’ were found in the hallway at the home of Sonny Stewart when the police searched his house. The same PC who photographed the murder scene and the footprint also singled out the Nike Air Trainers at Sonny Stewarts house. The PC collected the shoes and promptly took them to Dudley Hill police station before her superiors had approached or even entered the crime scene or Sonny Stewart’s home to do the main search, as CCTV confirms. The police logs at the station confirm that. The PC took the shoes to the station, where they were logged and put in a store cupboard for over a month whilst other items found at Sonny Stewart’s home by the police conducting the main search, logged the items and sent them to a forensic laboratory. After the time spent in the cupboard, the trainers were packed in to an envelope and sealed, then sent to, not a forensic laboratory but, to the West Yorkshire footwear bureau at Wetherby, where they could not be analysed but, merely, viewed through the small clear window on the sealed envelope. The Nike Air Rift trainers belonging to Sonny Stewart would lay in the envelope for over two months without being tested for any forensic evidence what-so-ever. In the 1st and 2nd trial, these ‘Nike Air Rift’ training shoes that should surely have been an important piece of evidence in this murder case, were never made available to Mr Davis’ QC to put forward to the jury who convicted Mr Davis of a murder he could not have committed. Sonny Stewart received his trainers back at a date before an appeal, therefore, all evidence that may have been integral to an appeal, has been lost, forever…. Evidence acquired for a murder trial should not be handed back until, either the appeal process is completed or the defendant has admitted guilt.

3rd…At the trial. Two black men and one white man were convicted of being at the 310 Sticker Lane crime scene. Although. Witness statements clearly state that there were, in fact, three black men and one white man at the crime scene. Mr Davis alleges that, the third black man was that of Sonny Stewart. This reason is set forward because, a key witness called at Mr Simpsons home of 310 Sticker Lane at the time the robbery was taking place. This man was a friend of Mr Simpsons and had unfortunately happened upon the robbery by sheer misfortune. He was, however. dragged into the house, the replica gun was thrust into his mouth and he was beaten. This key witness said that there were ‘three’ (not two) black men and a white man at the scene. The main mans description was that very similar to Sonny Stewart. The witness describes the main man as 6’4” tall and wearing a camouflage jacket. After searching Sonny Stewart’s home, the police found not one but two camouflage jackets hung up in the hallway. These jackets were removed from Mr Stewart’s home by the police. In a strange twist in this case. The CCRC (Criminal Cases Review Commission) took a review of this case. The CCRC upheld the conviction Mr Davis was given. But, when Mr Davis appealed against the decision the CCRC made, the person in charge of Mr Davis’ files was replaced by a new CCRC person and/or team. The ‘new’ CCRC team visited Mr Davis at Lowdham Grange prison, Nottinghamshire, and spoke with him at length for some hours. Mr Davis is still awaiting any correspondence from them.

4th… The fact that the investigator discovered a plethora of vital evidential and unused material that Mr Davis had never been aware of, or seen, pertaining to the crime scene and the collated evidence taken from the crime scene. The photographic exhibits of a footprint embedded in the blood of Mr Simpson at 310 Sticker Lane. These pieces of evidence have been added to a CD/DVD. There are also photographs of the Nike Air Rift trainers belonging to Sonny Stewart that had been seized from the hallway of his home by the initial PC. The sharp eyed investigator undertook a process of overlaying the footprint embedded in Mr Simpsons blood at the crime scene with the Nike Air Rift trainers from Sonny Stewart’s home which proved to be a clear match in size, make and pattern. When in a meeting with a fellow defendant of Mr Davis, the investigator was informed that, Sonny Stewart was both the organising and controlling member of the robbery team who was present throughout the robbery, assault and removal of the victim, Mr Simpson from 310 Sticker Lane. The evidence in the trial and the fresh evidence can be seen quite easily. This evidence could put Sonny Stewart at the murder scene and fully exonerate Anthony Davis from any criminal act in this case.
As follows :-
Cell site evidence is consistent with Sonny Stewart being at 310 Sticker lane at the relevant times (prosecution expert outlined). The key witness that happened upon the robbery and a friend of Mr Simpson describes one of the attackers as wearing a camouflage jacket. Two camouflage jackets were seized from Sonny Stewart’s home. Cell site evidence is wholly consistent with Anthony Davis not being at 310 sticker Lane at 8pm (the time of the robbery/murder, but Sonny Stewart is.) (crowns cell site expert evidence).

S.O.C.O (scenes of crime officer) photographed and took E.S.L.A lifts of footprints in Mr Simpsons blood at the crime scene that are consistent with those made by Nike Air Rift trainers. Such trainers were seized three days after the murder from the home and address of Sonny Stewart, which had clearly appeared to have been washed.

Sonny Stewart himself, in the scoping interview with the West yorkshire police when the S.O.C.P.A agreement was arranged, outlined his belief that ‘the threat of ”three” black men going in with a replica gun was enough to persuade Mr Simpson. (recorded on CD/DVD). The pre-interview disclosure given to Mr Davis on his arrest was to ask him ‘was he one of the ”three” black men going in to and assaulting/murdering Mr Simpson.

One of the robbers was described by the key witness as having a tattoo on his neck. Sonny Stewart has a tattoo of a spiders webb on his neck.Sonny Stewarts accounts were continually amended during two scoping interviews and described by all counsel and at times even by the police as being contrived.

Sonny Stewart was forced to admit (in court) authorship of a prison letter written to one of his co defendants stating that the events of the night of the murder should be ‘changed to suit his evidence to implicate Mr Davis and distance himself from the crime scene’.At no point in the interviews with Sonny Stewart was he asked if he was one of the attackers. Despite clear and overwhelming evidence.

At no point in the interviews was Sonny Stewart asked what footwear he was wearing on the night of the crime.At no point was sonny Stewart asked if he owned a pair of Nike Air Rift trainers, even though a pair were seized from his home.

At no point was the cell site evidence pointing at him being at 310 Sticker lane put to him. Sonny Stewart is never asked about the camouflage jacket.In ten interview tapes undertaken prior to the guilty plea and scoping interviews and none contain questions put to the defendant, Sonny Stewart regarding the above.

An F.S.S scientist said in court ‘This pattern (sole) is used on Nike shoes’.When Sonny Stewart took the S.O.C.P.A. agreement, the judge said ”You have literally got away with murder”.

For more details please visit:https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-anthony-davis-serving-35-years-for-a-murder-he-did-not-do-free-the-innocent-stop-this-from-happening-to-others

Media Watch: Crime against Humanity


The Post and Courier,South Carolina

The Post and Courier,South Carolina

Web Link: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150619/PC16/150619306

Independent Mail, South Carolina

Independent Mail, South Carolina

Web Link:http://www.independentmail.com/news/shooting-victims-included-librarian-and-recent-college-grad

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Media Watch:World News


The Asian Age,India

The Asian Age,India

Web Link:http://www.asianage.com/kolkata/didn-t-want-part-sister-s-body-partha-de-379

Oologah Lake Leader,Oklahoma,USA

Oologah Lake Leader,Oklahoma,USA

Web Link:http://oologahonline.com/?p=9314

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Cyber Crime: Invasion of Privacy


Poster Courtesy:sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk

Poster Courtesy:  sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk

Poster Courtesy:http://www.police.gov.hk/

Poster Courtesy:http://www.police.gov.hk

Media Watch: News from South Pacific


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The National,Papua New Guinea

nw1Web Link:http://matangitonga.to/2015/05/08/veiongo-wins-again-pacific-achievement-award

Media watch: Crime & More


nwWeb links:http://newstodaynet.com/nation/salman-gets-5-years-jail

nw2Web link:http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Daughter-of-dead-Mexican-drug-cartel-kingpin-6246465.php

nw1nw1Web Link:http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2015/04/29/supreme-court-debates-challenge-to-execution-drug/

They are not ‘Chinky’s, they are sisters and brothers from North East.

Photo Courtesy:Byronkhiangte/Wikimedia Commons

Photo Courtesy:Byronkhiangte/Wikimedia Commons

Police Brutality in Pictures


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Photo Courtesy:Willi Wallroth/Wikimedia Commons

Photo Courtesy:Willi Wallroth/Wikimedia Commons

Media Watch: Centurey’s Biggest Fight


bxWeb links:http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/may/03/floyd-mayweather-unmoved-considering-pacquiao-figh/

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Media Watch: Baltimore Police Brutality


nwWeblinks:http://www.citypaper.com/news/features/bcpnews-the-fire-this-time-the-day-of-freddie-grays-funeral-ends-in-chaos-20150428,0,1094921.story

nw1Weblink:http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2015/04/30/city-state-officials-reach-out-to-keep-looted.html

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Media Watch:Nepal Earthquake


ppAfter the devastating  earthquake which struck on April 25 and killed at least 4,400 people. According to one estimate, to reconstruct Nepal $5 billion would be needed. Aid workers from across the world face incredible challenges.

Nepal Earthquake death toll exceeds 2,500


Krish Dulal/Wikimedia Commons

Picture Courtesy: Krish Dulal/Wikimedia Commons

Krish Dulal/Wikimedia Commons

Picture Courtesy: Krish Dulal/Wikimedia Commons

After the devastated earthquake that stuck this tiny landlocked republic on April 25,death toll exceeds 2,500.Residents of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and elsewhere in Nepal slept out in the open, fearing aftershock.

Media Watch:Japan, China in Race for Asia High-Speed Rail Projects


A lucrative competition is underway in Asia for billions of dollars in high-speed rail projects. Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia Thailand and Vietnam are among the countries planning to move onto the fast track. They are negotiating with Japan and the upstart Chinese who are locked in a duel to revolutionize transportation across Asia. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Bangkok has details.Courtesy:VOA

Media Watch:Migrants Trek Through Western Balkans to Reach EU


Migrants from Africa and other places are finding different routes into the European Union in search of a better life. The Associated Press followed one clandestine group to document their trek through the western Balkans to Hungary. Zlatica Hoke reports that the migrants started using that route about four years ago. Since then, it has become the second-most popular path into Western Europe, after the option of sailing from North Africa to Italy.Courtesy:VOA

Media Watch: Hostile Towards Media


The Committee to Protect Journalists has listed the 10 countries where the news media are the most restricted. Led by Eritrea and North Korea, the CPJ report released Tuesday says these countries harass and imprison journalists as well as censor the Internet to keep reporters quiet. VOA’s Daniela Schrier has the details.Courtesy:VOA

Media Watch: Terrorism


nwWeb link:http://syriadirect.org/news/ahrar-a-sham-civilians-will-run-idlib-city/

nw1Weblink:http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=11066

Italy has proposed targeted attacks against people smugglers in Libya to counter the flow of migrants to its southern shores. Rescuers are still searching for survivors and bodies following the capsizing of a migrant boat Sunday, which was carrying up to 900 people. That incident — one of the worst ever recorded — has prompted the European Union to convene an emergency summit meeting later this week to tackle the issue. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.Courtesy:VOA

Public Domain Pictures of Wild Animals & More


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Picture:Holly Chaffin

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Picture:Lydia Woomer

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picture:Jitendra sonkar

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Picture:Ave Lainesaar

The French delicacies known as macaroons – sweet, creamy, delicious – are almost impossible to resist. Indian chef and business owner Pooja Dhingra has brought the sugary treat to her hometown. Her bakery-Le15 Patisserie -offers traditionally flavored macaroons like vanilla and chocolate, and others with Indian flavors such as masala chai, paan and chilli. Marveline Dandin reports, George Putic narrates.Courtesy:VOA

Hostile attitude towards media: an alarming trend in Bengal


bnSurely local media specially local TV stations had done a commendable job of covering Kolkata civic election marred by sporadic violence and malpractices. Live video footage clearly showed that that ruling TMC activists prevented voters and opposition  leaders to enter polling booths while their leaders and supporters allowed to roam around.They openly helped voters to cast their votes in favor of party candidates as police personnel looked the other way.

Even the media persons were not spared.They were threatened and abused by TMC leaders and party workers when they rushed to cover the news of booth capturing and violence. The journalists of ABP Ananda a solid number one in Calcutta were openly threatened with dire consequence. An assistant commissioner of police abused a reporter of the same TV station on camera when he asked some ‘uneasy’ questions to him.

Tensions ran high in major booths and a policemen was severely injured. Despite sporadic violence and allegation  of ‘calculated booth capturing’, TMC leaders were unfazed and termed the allegations  as baseless. Actually, political leaders don’t have the habit to hear criticism and often ignore the fact that Media is the fourth pillar of democracy due to important role it plays in shaping public opinion.

Politicians should remember that journalists have the  right to act as eyes and ears of the public.In Indian democracy, to win an election by hook or crook is more important than good governance. Hostile attitudes towards media is a dangerous and alarming trend. Polarization even in media, saddens me the most. TV stations who are not actually market leaders in news try to appease the ruling  party by playing the roll of mouth piece of the party.

Bengalis across the world say Happy New Year to You


snEvery year, thousands of people including devotees and traders queue up in front of various Temples like Kalighat (Temple of goddess Kali), Dakhenaswar Kali temple. On this auspicious day, traders offer special pujas (prayer) to Lord Ganesha (elephant headed God of Business) and open new financial book (Haal khata).

The Occasion: Bengalis from around the world are celebrating New Year’s day (Poila Baisakh) today on the first day of  the month of Baikash. Local TV stations of Calcutta broadcast special programs on this occassion throughout the day.

Though,for many Bengalis Poila Baisakh may only mean a holiday, most of them enjoy special preparation of fishes like their favorite Hisha. With inflation is still high, everything from rice to mustard oil, meat, pulses is dearer, most Bengalis have been forced to cut down their elaborate celebration plan. Bengalis wishes each other with ‘SUVO NAVA VARSHA (Happy New Year) Eating out is a must for many Bengalis on this special day.

Restaurants arrange special menus to attract customers. Being an auspicious day,every Bengali wants to enjoy this special day in a big way. Special cultural programs are arranged at Sovabazar Rajbari(erstwhile landlord of Sovabazar) in North Calcutta to mark Piola Baikash.

A Though Battle Ahead !


Photo: Arun Lodh/ File Photo

Photo: Arun Lodh/ File Photo

Elections for Kolkata Municipal corporation (KMC) and 92 other municipalities or urban self-governing bodies in various parts of West Bengal will be held on April 18 and 25 receptively People themselves exercise the local affairs either directly or through their elected representatives.The Corporation and the Municipalities are recognized as the Urban self-governing institutions.The Calcutta Corporation has been constituted and regulated by the Calcutta Municipal Act 1980.The Calcutta Municipal (Amendment) Act says the Councillors of the Corporation are elected on the basis of universal adult franchise.Calcutta has been divided into 141 wards.One Councillor is elected for each ward.The mayor is elected by the Councillors for five years.The Mayor-in-Council consists of the Mayor,the Deputy Mayor and ten Councillors.

In 2010,TMC got absolute majority (95 out of 141) to form the board in Calcutta Municipal Corporation.Later, in the Assembly election 2011,Bengal voted decisively against the Marxist led Left Front and TMC came to power.But four years of TMC rule,the party has become synonymous with scams,observed Opposition leaders.according to political observers,despite corruption charges against the Mamata Banarjee led government and  the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, the party will retain it’s firm grip on power in April local body elections.In 2010, Calcutta and neighboring Salt Lake changed their color from red to green.The trend of the last municipal elections will repeated again.But,the party is likely to face a tough challenge from the Left and BJP.

The same path


Photo: Arun Lodh/File Photo

Photo: Arun Lodh/File Photo

It seems that the ruling party of Bengal follows more the technique of its predecessor Communist Party of India(Marxist) led left coalition who ruled the state for 34 years.

The activities of the Trinamool Congress(TMC) government led by Mamata Banarjee remind me the notion that people don’t criticize themselves for anything. A slightly modified version of the famous quote Don’t be afraid of people who attack you, but be afraid of people who flatter you is Falsely implicated people who attack you and rewarded with high positions who flatter you.

Much the same goes for politicians:

Always remember that you are not from the Mars.

Politicians enjoy the same kind of privileges where manners are concerned.

Always treat people the way you like to be treated.

They (Politicians) are not here to merely make a living.

Media watch:World of Crime


nwWeb links:http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2015/04/08/victim-s-widow-stepdaughter-give-different-account/229528

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Media Watch: Police Brutality against Black


nw1Web Link:http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150407/PC16/150409468 nwA graphic video showing a white police officer gunning down a fleeing, unarmed black man has again cast a bright spotlight on the issue of police violence against members of minority communities in the United States. The killing of Walter Scott in the city of North Charleston in the southern U.S. state of South Carolina comes after similar incidents in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere in recent months. The White House has reacted to the tragedy, as Voice of America (VOA)’s Cindy Saine reports Courtesy:VOA

Media Watch: Yemen Conflict


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More than 100 Yemenis protested outside their embassy in Cairo Tuesday, clamoring for help getting home. But inside Yemen, many families say they want to escape, as the death toll climbs daily. VOA’s Heather Murdock has more from Cairo. Courtesy:VOA

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Media Watch: World News


newweb link:http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150407/nation-current-affairs/article/major-encounter-20-smugglers-shot-dead-andhra-pradesh

new1Web link:http://www.derrynews.com/news/pet-of-the-week-sienna-is-well-behaved/article_83dace3f-37aa-5754-8146-091fe08f3df0.html

The Catholic Church in Bosnia-Herzegovina has chosen a Muslim family of wood carvers to build a chair that Pope Francis will use during a visit to the country in June. Traditionally, Bosnians make a new chair for every pope who comes to visit. But the honor has never been granted to Muslim craftsmen. Zlatica Hoke of Voice of America(VOA) has this story. Courtesy: VOA

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Media Watch: World News


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nwFor More:http://www.picayuneitem.com/2015/03/two-charged-with-cocaine-possession/

Under mounting pressure, state lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas made changes to religious- freedom laws that critics said were anti-gay. The measures focused national attention on cultural divisions between the country’s two main political parties and ignited debate between liberal and conservative activists. Voice of America(VOA)’s Chris Simkins reports.Courtesy:VOA

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Media Watch: Kenian University Attack


nwFor More:http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Students-leave-Garissa-University-after-attack/-/1056/2674822/-/lgcadu/-/index.html

nw1For More:http://www.kbc.co.ke/families-of-garissa-university-victims-identify-bodies/

Kenyan officials say a day-long siege at a university east of Nairobi ended with 147 people dead, as well as four al-Shabab terrorists. The gunmen attacked in the early morning hours Thursday and started shooting indiscriminately. As the security forces surrounded the Garissa University College, the attackers held some students as hostages,Zlatica Hoke of Voice of America(VOA) reports.Courtesy:VOA

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Media watch: Crime & More


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In cities with heavily congested traffic, people can get around much faster on a motorcycle than in a car. But a rider who is not sure of his route may have to stop to look at the map or consult a GPS. A Russian start-up company is working to make navigation easier for motorcyclists. Designers at Moscow-based LiveMap are developing a smart helmet with a built-in navigation system, head-mounted display and voice recognition. Zlatica Hoke of Voice of America(VOA) has more.Courtesy:VOA

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Media Watch: Crime & More


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Island Sun, British Virgin Islands (BVI)

For More:http://www.islandsun.com/terrorism-not-western-problem/

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Grand Haven Tribune,Michigan,USA

For More: http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/policefire/1687396

World leaders will gather in Singapore to pay respect country’s founding father and first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.His body is lying in state at parliament house from March 25 to March 28 for the public to pay respect.A state funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday ( March 29) at the University Cultural center,National University of Singapore.VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from their Southeast Asia bureau in Bangkok. Courtesy: VOA.

Media Watch: Crime & More


nwFor More:http://www.parsonssun.com/state_national/article_ebfa5746-d3e4-11e4-97e0-e7705b6d7b23.html

nw1For More:http://www.connexionfrance.com/Pilot-cockpit-Airbus-Germanwings-16776-view-art

The so-called Islamic State’s presence in Africa could soon be growing again. Having gotten a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria’s Boko Haram terror group and claiming responsibility for attacks in Tunisia and Libya, Islamic State operatives could have their sights set on Somalia. Voice of America(VOA)’s National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin reports.Courtesy:VOA

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Media Watch: Africa on Magazine Cover


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Media Watch: Crime & More


drFor More:http://www.ballymoneytimes.co.uk/news/local-news/breaking-man-arrested-over-ballymoney-arson-and-threats-to-kill-1-6650933

dr1For More:http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/03/24/germanwings-plane-crashes-in-southern-france/

At this year’s South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, a group of teenage musicians from a slum in Paraguay made music and touched hearts with instruments made of trash. Their story is told in a documentary film, Landfill Harmonic, which also played at the film festival and won an audience response award. Voice of America(VOA)’s Greg Flakus has more in this report from Austin.Courtesy:VOA

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Media Watch: Crime & More


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According to the United Nations Development Program(UNDP),Wildlife trafficking,around $US23 billion annually, endangers wild life, strips national assets and ruins opportunities for sustainable development. Poaching and illegal ivory trade is rampant in African countries like Tanzania.According to WWF, wild life trade is a major illegal business.Mafias and international gangs are involved in this lucrative trade.Around 1,215 rhinos were illegally killed in 2014 in South Africa, a 21 percent increase from the 1,004 rhinos killed in 2013.Government authorities and various agencies who are working for the protection of endangered species adopt different methods to curb this illegal poaching.Recently,  A group of Spanish college students has designed a drone that can look for poachers, even in places where they hide from airborne observers.A highly recommended news video by Voice of America(VOA)’s George Putic. Courtesy:VOA

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Media watch: Crime & More


Davao Today,Davao,Philippines

Davao Today,Davao,Philippines

For More:http://davaotoday.com/main/economy/256kpbs-net-speed-is-as-fast-as-a-walking-toddler-netizens-rant/

The South Reporter,Holly Springs,Mississippi

The South Reporter,Holly Springs,Mississippi

For More:http://www.southreporter.com/index.php/news/592-couple-burned-suspect-charged

The documentary film “India’s Daughter,” about the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old in Delhi in 2012, held its U.S. premiere in New York recently. India has banned the documentary, which details how Mukesh Singh,Akshyay Thakur, Pavan Gupta and others including a juvenile gang-raped the medical student on a bus and left her for dead after she left a movie theater with a male friend. Millions have watched the film online and it is being broadcast across the world. On December 16, a 23 year old para- medical student with her fiance while returning home after watching a movie was brutally gang raped in a moving bus and thrown out of the bus along with her male companion after brutally bitten by iron rod by five young men. Angry protesters fought pitched battles with the police to vent their anger against the lawlessness and government’s failure to protect it’s own citizen, resulting the death of a police man. She succumbed to her injuries at a Singapore hospital where she fought for her life after flown from a New Delhi hospital.Candle light vigil and clashes with the police and mere banning of a film which explores the mindset of convicts to vent our anger cannot change the overall outlook about women in the Indian society. Girls are somewhat more  abused than boys. According to World Health organization (WHO),150 million girls have been subjected to sexual violence including forced sexual intercourse. Mr Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India  had rightly said that everyone in society should learn to respect women. Failure to do so is resulting in incidents like New Delhi gang rape. Apart from creating  strong criminal laws, fast track courts, strong and active police force, increasing awareness is necessary to curb  violence against women. Society should learn to respect women first. In the name of dignity of women, incidents of moral policing have been on the rise.Voice of America(VOA)’s Henry Ridgwell has this report from London.Courtesy: VOA

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