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  • 00:43

    SAJA Briefing: Maldives Crisis

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    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a conversation about the ouster of President Mohamed
    Nasheed of the Maldives.


    Join SAJA board members Jigar Mehta (@JigarMehta) and Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) for a webcast with experts and journalists, including:
    * Bonni Cohen Shenk (@bcactual) a documentary filmmaker, is the producer, with Jon Shenk, of “The Island President,” a forthcoming film about Mohamed Nasheed. See their NYT op-ed today: http://bit.ly/xwmjO6

    * Lily Jamali (@lilyjamali), 2011 SAJA Reporting Fellow, reporting on climate change in the Maldives for Public Radio
    International's "The World". See her work: http://www.lilyjamali.com/the-maldives/

    Other speakers being confirmed.

    Topics we will discuss - we'll be taking your questions, too:

    * The details of the resignation and current status of ex-President Nasheed

    * Effect on global climate change initiatives led by the Maldives.

    And much, much more.

    Call-in live or send your questions or comments via email to sree@sree.net or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq
     

  • 01:09

    MUSIC: SAJA/SAMMA Grammys Show

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    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment
    Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts - via BlogTalkRadio - with some of the
    leading South Asian names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics, sports and much more... Join us for a chat with two South Asians who are nominated for this year's Grammys, will be joining us, both long-time friends of SAJA/SAMMA. Chandrika Tandon, nominated for Best Contemporary World Music Album; and Vijay Iyer, nominated for the Best Jazz Instrumental Album. We'll discuss (and listen to) some of their music and take your questions. Feedback, ideas welcome: saja@columbia.edy * Make sure you hit "favorite" on our SAJA channel so you get automagic email alerts before each of our shows - 2-5 a month.

  • 00:36

    Learn about SAJA Reporting Fellowships with NYT's Erik Olsen

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    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a conversation about the plight of blue whales in the waters off Sri Lanka.
    Join SAJA board member Jigar Mehta (@JigarMehta) for a webcast with 2012 SAJA reporting fellow Erik Olsen (@olsentropy) of the New York Times.
    In Sri Lanka, ship traffic and a rapid increase in whale watching tourism is putting a little understood population of blue whales at risk. Sri Lankan marine biologist Asha de Vos has committed her life to protecting these magnificent animals. In this video and print work, New York Times Video Journalist Erik Olsen traveled to Sri Lanka to look into this story.
    Video:
    http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/07/02/science/100000001641208/in-the-land-of-blue-whales.html
    Print article
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/science/traffic-in-sri-lankas-waters-threatens-blue-whales.html
    LEARN HOW YOU CAN APPLY FOR A SAJA REPORTING FELLOWSHIP:
    http://saja.org/2012srf * Questions to awards@saja.org

  • 01:01

    Bangladesh in Crisis - a SAJA Briefing

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    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, representing 1,000+ journalists in the US and Canada, present their latest SAJA Briefing.
    Join Anup Kaphle, digital foreign editor of the Washington Post and Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University's Chief Digital Officer as we discuss one of the biggest crises in four decades of Bangladeshi history.
    Our speakers: Maneeza Hossain, senior fellow at Hudson Institute, specializing in prospects of democracy in South Asia and the Middle East and has written extensively on Bangladesh; and Zain Al-Mahmood, a journalist based in Dhaka, covering Bangladesh for WSJ. His interests are politics, human rights and sustainable development.
    For the last 4 weeks, Bangladesh has been convulsed by the Shahbagh movement. What started as the protest of bloggers against a back-door deal between the government and the opposition Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, has mushroomed into continuous street protests against the war criminals of Bangladesh's 1971 liberation war. During the brutal war that gave birth to Bangladesh, the genocidal campaign of the Pakistan army was assisted by local Bengali collaborators, known as "razakars." In 2011, the Awami League government began long-delayed war crimes trials against some of the alleged razakars, most of whom are now top ranking leaders of the country's largest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami. But the unexpectedly lenient sentencing of Quader Mollah, known as the "Butcher of Mirpur," set off the protests that snowballed into Shahbagh, filling the streets with up to 500,000 protesters, mos

  • 00:30

    Briefing session about running for the SAJA Board

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    Join SAJA president Jigar Mehta, VP Anusha Shrivastava and other board members for a quick, informative webcast detailing how the SAJA Board works, the election process and why you should consider running for office.

  • 00:30

    Meet V.V. Ganeshananthan, SAJA Vice President

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    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Assn, presents a series of interviews with its leadership. In this episode, meet V.V. Ganeshananthan, SAJA's new vice president. She is a freelance writer in NYC and the author of a brand-new novel, "Love Marriage". More on her at http://www.vasugi.com. She'll be interviewed by SAJA co-founder Sree Sreenivasan. Send questions in advance to saja@columbia.edu; recordings will be archived at SAJA.org

  • 01:00

    PANEL: SAJA Briefing on the Pakistan Elections

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    Join SAJA for a live discussion about the Pakistan elections. A group of journalists, scholars and experts will discuss what they mean for the future of Pakistan and the U.S.-Pakistan relations. Speakers: Asif Alam, Kiran Khalid, Todd Baer, Anil Kalhan...

  • 00:57

    LANKA: SAJA Briefing #5 with Jon Lee Anderson of New Yorker

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    Join SAJA on BlogTalkRadio.com as we present a conversation with distinguished writer JON LEE ANDERSON of THE NEW YORKER, author of "DEATH OF THE TIGER: Sri Lanka’s brutal victory over its Tamil insurgents," from the January 17, 2011, issue. Call in with questions or listen to the archive later. Check out the other Lanka briefings here, too. Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, former SAJA vice president and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and its diaspora. [ Want an automagic email one hour ahead of every SAJA webcast? Create a free account on this page and hit the "fav" on http://blogtalkradio.com/saja ] Questions and comments to saja@columbia.edu

  • 00:59

    FILM: Meet NYIFF, the NY Indian Film Festival

    in Movies

    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, the South Asians in Media, Marketing & Entertainment, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts - via BlogTalkRadio.com - with leading names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more...


    Join us for a show with New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) filmmakers Shonali Bose (Margarita, With a Straw) and Vibha Bakshi (Daughters of Mother India) and actor Kalki Koechlin.


    The festival’s opening night film this year is Bose’s “Margarita, With a Straw.” The film is a poignant portrayal of a rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy, played by Kalki Koechlin, who leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. 


    Bakshi’s “Daughters of Mother India” is this year’s National Award winner for Best Film on Social Issues under the Non-Narrative category. The documentary focuses on the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi rape incident and India’s ban on the broadcast of the documentary “India’s Daughter” by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin.


    The show will feature candid conversations around topics such as the prevalence of women filmmakers today and the role films can play in raising awareness for mental health and women’s safety issues in India.


    Hosting the show is SAJA board member Divya Singaravelu. 


    If you have a question you'd like to submit in advance, please email sajanyiff@gmail.com or tweet to @SAJAHQ with the #SAJANYIFF


    Official site of NYIFF:  http://www.iaac.us/NYIFF2015/
    Margarita, With A Straw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDh7n6bte-c
    Daughter of Mother India: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em3cFAJotmY


     

  • 00:30

    Meet Sandeep Junnarkar, new SAJA President

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    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Assn, presents a series of interviews with its leadership. In this episode, meet Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA's new president. He is a professor at the City University Graduate School of Journalism and a leading expert on online media. He'll be interviewed by SAJA co-founder Sree Sreenivasan. Send questions in advance to saja@columbia.edu; recordings will be archived at SAJA.org

  • 00:30

    Meet Anusha Shrivastava, new SAJA Secretary

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    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Assn, presents a series of interviews with its leadership. In this episode, meet Anusha Shrivastava, SAJA's new secretary and coordinator of its mentor program. She is a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires. She'll be interviewed by SAJA co-founder Sree Sreenivasan. Send questions in advance to saja@columbia.edu; recordings will be archived at SAJA.org

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