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  • Date: March 20,2013

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Chameli Devi Jain Award for 2012-13


    Presentation of awards to Outstanding Woman Mediaperson

    Followed by a panel discussion on

    Freedom of Expression: Can We Get it Right?

    Panelists: Shri Fali S. Nariman; Shri Shashi Tharoor; and Prof. Nivedita Menon

    Moderator: Smt Sevanti Ninan

    (Organised by The Media Foundatio

  • Date: January 15,2013

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Is Freedom of Expression under Threat in the Digital Age?


    Panelists: Ms Kirsty Hughes, CEO, Index on Censorship; Shri Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder and CEO, Rediff.com; Shri Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru; Prof Timothy Garton Ash, Director of Free Speech Debate project, Oxford University; and Mr Ramanjit Singh Chima, Senior Policy Analyst, Google India

    Chair: Shri T.N. Ninan, President, Editors Guild of India

    Introduction: Shri Vijay Naik, General Secretary, Editors Guild of India

    Who, if anyone, can or should police the Web? How do we protect freedom of expression online in the face of demands to respect religious, political or cultural sensitivities? How do we stop new technology from turning the Web into a snooper’s paradise for police or governments?

    (Collaboration: Editors Guild of India, Index on Censorship and Sage)

  • Date: July 6,2012

    Time: 10:00 am

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Challenges Facing the Media


    Editors’ Panel
    Shri N. Ravi, International Press Institute, and former Editor, The Hindu; Shri Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Express; Shri Raghav Bahl, Founder and Editor, Network-18; and Shri Ajay Upadhyay, Consulting Editor, Amar Ujala
    Political Panel
    Mr Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law and Justice; Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, M.P., and former Minister of Information and Broadcasting; Shri Sitaram Yechury, M.P., C.P.I. (M)
    Moderator: Shri T.N. Ninan, President, Editors’ Guild of India, and Chairman, Business Standard
    Valedictory Address
    Dr S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India
    (Collaboration: Editors’ Guild of India and the International Press Institute)