‘National Seminar on Dalits & Media: Concerns and Lacunas !’

Date: 12th June 2009 from 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM

Venue: Indian Social Institute- ISI, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Dear Friends,

Greetings from PMARC!

We are please to invite and inform you that *Peoples Media Advocacy & Resource Centre –PMARC, A platform committed for Dalit Media Advocacy is going to organize it’s first ‘*National Seminar on Dalits & Media:Concerns and Lacunas !’ *which will be followed by” Two Days National workshop for the orientation of Dalit Media advocacy activists *from 12th.June to 14th June 09 at ISI, New Delhi.

In national seminar on Dalits & Media: Concerns and Lacunas!, prominent journalists from print and electronic media will participate and it would be direct interaction between main stream media and Dalit groups to share expectations, concerns and state of Dalits in the mainstream media. Main stream media would also get a noble opportunity to establish a dialogue with Dalit groups.

The basic purpose of workshop is to make aware Dalit Activist on the media’s role, trends, its present attitude towards the Dalit issues beside mechanism of Media and basics of Media Advocacy.

Dalit media Advocacy is a very new intervention. We do not have any visible national level group which is involved in Dalit Media Advocacy. This is a long awaited, urgently needed, very important intervention, an unconscious urge but the conscious demand of the Dalit Movement.

Dalits Media Advocacy needs a collective effort from all the Dalits platforms. We are of the opinion that it is very important that each Dalits platform/ organization must have minimum one or two well media oriented and skilled activist who could take up Dalits Media Advocacy properly for their respective issue and platform

*PMARC* has accepted this challenge with the hope that with the support of you all we will attempt to attract mainstream media and surly get space and access in the main stream media for issues of Dalits and all other oppressed communities.

PMARC is committed to work as a nodal platform for all Dalits platforms and peoples movements from national level to grass root level to facilitate and coordinate their Media Advocacy after this workshop in which they (media activists) will get the basic orientation and training to perform the minimum task related with the media.

PMARC appeals & invite you all to attend this national Seminar on 12thJune09 and share your views.

For the further information please contact:

Vilas Sukhadeve mob no. : 09822880834

Arun Khote mob no. : 09096088517

Thanking you in anticipation of your whole hearted support,

Yours truly,

Arun Khote
Executive Director

Vilas Sukhadeve

Kalpana Bhadra


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