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Formal announcement of National Convention Against Assault on Journalists



The formal announcement for the National Convention Against Assault on Journalists was made on Friday, September 7th, 2018 by a Facebook invite and releasing the invite cover photo and page cover of the convention. All are invited to the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi on September 22-23, 2018 who believe in press freedom and uphold the right to report freely without fear of intimidation and persecution. For confirming your presence see the FB event invite below.

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