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Releasing the Convention Schedule and list of speakers


The detailed list of sessions, speakers and chair for the National Convention Against Assault on Journalists is being released now. These names are not final and are subject to changes till the last hour. CAAJ is contacting journalists from all over the country who have faced suppression of any form in the last few years and need to speak out.







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