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How Free Are Rural Journalists? An evening with P. Sainath in Varanasi, November 29th, 2019


Committee Against Assault on Journalists

in association with

UPJA, Grameen Patrakar Association, Sajha Sanskriti Manch and PVCHR 

invites you to a lecture by Veteran Journalist

P. Sainath

on the topic

HOW FREE ARE RURAL JOURNALISTS?

Presided by Senior Journalist Subhash Rai
in the esteemed presence of Eminent Journalist Shri Anand Swaroop Verma

12.00 PM, Friday, November 29, 2019

PARADKAR BHAWAN SABHAGAR, VARANASI 


RSVP

UP Coordination Committee,
Committee Against Assault on Journalists

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