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AAPI’s historic Global Healthcare Summit Concludes in Kolkata



On the Podium at the valedictory event

AAPI’s historic Global Healthcare Summit Concludes in Kolkata with VP Venkaiah Naidu urging Doctors to Return and Serve India “AAPI must consider collaborating with various governments and other private organizations...Read more at >> Interview Story
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European Parliament condemns the deterioration of civil and political rights in Vietnam



European Parliament

PARIS, 15th December 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) welcomes the unanimous adoption by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday 14th December of a “Resolution on Freedom of Expression in Vietnam,...Read more at >> Europe
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Weekly health camps for scribes roll on

Special Contribution
By Nava Thakuria

At the Clinic

Basundhara (not her real name) often comes to the press club for meeting friends and kills extra time. Though she is working in the news desk of an Assamese newspaper, she had never worked as a mainstream reporter...Read more at >> Sport & Health
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Open Letter to APEC Members at the 25th Summit in Đà Nẵng, 11-12 November 2017



APEC Leaders

As you gather in Đà Nẵng for the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, I am writing to express my deep concern about grave human rights violations in the host country, Vietnam. I urge you to press your Vietnamese partner to uphold its binding international obligations...Read more at >> Diplomatic
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BOYCOTT BURMA

Special Contribution
By Roland Watson(dictatorwatch)
Dec 15, 2017


At the United Nations Security Council

In the last two and a half months, there have been many open letters calling for action on the Rohingya genocide (although none of them used the “G” word.) Five notable examples were an appeal for U.N. action, with 96 NGOs signing on....Read more at >> Campaign
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Why Propaganda passes as News in (Indian) Media

Special Contribution By Pushkar Raj

Social media in India

It is a common refrain in the country that news has declined in content and quality. Social media is full of debate on the issue since innovations like the paid news and scandals like Radia tape. A common thread of concern is that the media is scandalizing,...Read more at >> Asia-Pacific
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Onkar N Sharma, Kamlesh Mehta inducted to Board of Directors, IAPC



Onkar N Sharma and Kamlesh Mehta

“The Indo-American Press Club (IAPC) is happy to welcome Onkar N Sharma, Kamlesh Mehta inducted to Board of Directors of the premier Press Club, formed with lofty ideal of providing a common platform to journalists of Indian origin...Read more at >> America
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JOURNALISTS COVERING BURMA: TIME TO GET IT RIGHT!

Special Contribution
By Roland Watson(dictatorwatch)
Oct 30, 2017

Suu Kyi and Min Aung Hlaing

One thing that is terrible about the situation in Burma is how international media coverage, including from excellent outlets such as the New York Times, the Guardian, and Channel News Asia,...Read more at >> Press Release
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2017 Jinan Red Ginseng Festival



At the Festival

Jinan Red Ginseng with a history of 1,500 years, beginning in early July to collect ingredients in the highest level in the process by the end of October called Summer Red. Jinan Red Ginseng is characterized by a small, hardly noticeable and bright white compared to other areas ginseng...See more photos>> Photo Gallery
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Changing Times for Intellectuals and Activists in India

Special Contribution
By Pushkar Raj

Dr. MM Kalburgi (75) was shot dead in his residence

Intellectuals and activists are the conscience of a society but they face a crisis of survival in the country today as Gauri Lankesh’s killing last month demonstrates. Gauri is the fourth intellectual activist who was silenced through a murder....Read more at >> Opinion
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Trip to East Sea and Oriental Medicine EXPO

Read more at >> Travel and Hotel
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AAPI condemns the brutal murder of Indian American Psychiatrist

Read more at >> Migrant Worker
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Plight of Christians in Pakistan and Senseless Civilized World

Read more at >> Religious
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Women in Pakistan

Read more at >> Refugee
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Marking ADB’s 50 years, Protest Actions to take place in over 100 places in India this week.


Read more at >> Business
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Ex-students congregate at Makhibaha School

Read more at >> Art & Living
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GRAND OPENING CEREMONY OF FIFTH NEPAL AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Read more at >> Africa/Middle East
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The Global Digest 2015 (English) Special Issue is available now.

Read more at >> Bulletin
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