Department of Journalism
Report of Activities
The Department of Journalism organized its two-day academic fest ‘Journo-Junction’ on February 15th and 16th, 2016. The theme of Journo Junction, 2016 pertained to “Shrinking Democratic Spaces”. The theme was chosen in keeping with the debate on intolerance that has been taking place in recent times. Journo Junction explored the theme of ‘Shrinking Democratic Spaces’ through a series of sessions conducted by experts from the media on February 15th and 16th, 2016. The academic fest commenced on February 15, 2016 with an inaugural address by Ms. Neerja Chowdhry, Senior Journalist. This was followed by a session on “The Contradictions of Free Speech in India” by Mr. Siddharth Narrain, Lawyer and Research Associate, CSDS, Delhi.
The afternoon session comprised of a talk on “The Censorship of Films” by Ms. Gargi Sen, Filmmaker. This was followed by the screening of the film ‘Court’.
The second day of the fest on February 16th, 2016 had two lectures - “Accountability of Democratic Institutions” by Dr. Parth Shah, Founder President, Centre for Civil Society and another talk pertaining to “Artistic freedom” by Mr. Sanjay Austa, Writer and Photographer.
The academic fest concluded with a Street Play by a renowned theatre group. Alongside the academic talks, there were competitions on photography and creative writing, besides a media quiz and debate spread over the two days of the fest.