Sunday, 10 April 2011

seeking truth in a world of spin

Uploaded by on 19 Jul 2007 
 
"Janane ka haq is the anthem of the Right to Information movement in India. 
Janane ka Haq means Right to Know. 
This song underlines the importance of the Right to Information in day to day life of an individual. 
This song is written, composed and sung by Vinay and Charu Mahajan."
See inspiring article by Brajesh Kumar about Charu & Vinay:

Singing for change: The bards of Ahmedabad

 

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Truth & Reconciliation Forum, Vancouver: 
No TRCC coverage?



Dear Patricia Graham

I am trying to understand why, on the third day of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission gathering in Vancouver, there is no acknowledgement of nor coverage of the event in the paper?

Great article on the Winnipeg gathering, but I would've liked to know more about the local event & international presentations as well...
As Ms Graham's frank response came with a caution,* I can only paraphrase & summarize: we thought other stuff was much more interesting & important to our readership was the gist of it. 
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Aiyee, Tyee!

I am trying to understand why, on the third day of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission gathering in Vancouver, there is no acknowledgement of nor coverage of the event in the Tyee, nor the VancouverSun...? 


info@thetyee.ca


4 Mar

An excellent question, Joanne. I'll forward this to the editorial department.

From TRC press release:
OTTAWA, ON - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is hosting an International Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 1 - 3, 2011 at the Sheraton Wall Centre.   Over the course of its five year mandate, the Commission will establish a National Research Centre to house all of the materials that we collect,  says Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Commission.  This forum will bring together experts from around the world who have been involved in collecting documents from other truth commissions to talk about their experiences and give us their ideas. This dialogue will help us meet the wishes and needs of the survivors.   In March 2011, top researchers and archivists from truth, reconciliation and justice commissions around the world will gather in Vancouver to provide examples of best practices for archiving this unique type of historical material.

From The Province:




More NRC Forum speakers can be found on Vimeo, TRC-CVR
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From the excellent article about the Bards of Ahmedabad, in Governance Now:
As they rendered their self-composed lyrics in their haunting voices, ‘Mandir, masjid, girjaghar ne/Baant diya bhagwan ko/Dharti baanti/Sagar banta/Mat banto insaan ko..”, crowds began to gather. (Temples, mosques, churches have divided the Gods/Divided the earth/Divided the seas/Please don’t divide people.)

Their number swelled from a few hundreds to thousands by late evening. Was it the words that made them ponder their collective deeds or the singing, with a ring of concern and appeal, that soothed the ravaged hearts?

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