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Monday, May 15, 2006

Goa press accreditation committee meets...

Goa's press accreditation committee met on May 11, 2006 -- exactly ten months after its earlier meet held on July 11, 2005.

It may be recalled that the issue of accreditations was raised at the recent Goa Union of Journalists general body meeting, with special debate on the accreditations granted to representatives of the electronic media and the contentious issue of 'provisional accreditations' being given out by the government even while meetings were not being regularly held to take a formal decision on the same.

Deccan Herald's special correspondent in Goa Devika Sequeira was elected chair of the press accreditation committee.

GUJ is represented on the PAC by Devika Sequeira, Umesh Mahambre (2006-07 president), Ashley do Rosario (past president of GUJ) and Sandesh Prabhudesai.

According to unofficial accounts of decisions taken, accreditations were approved for Flaviano Dias (former PTI bureau chief), Mario Cabral e Sa, Pushpa Iyengar (back in Goa and working for the DNA), Prakash Kamat (who recently changed over from the ET to the Hindu), Bagli, Mayuresh Pawar, Rupesh Samant (who recently moved to UNI, from Sunaparant), and S Shanbhag of Navhind Times.

Further details were sought from (or accreditation was turned down) in the case of Shareen, Sanjay Sinha, Ms Yadav, Devidas Gawde, Preetu Nair (GT), Nilesh Naik (Pudhari), Jyoti Dhond, Tara Narayan (Goan Observer) and Nandesh Kambli.

For a confirmed version of the list above, details may be obtained from the information department itself. Or talk to someone who attended the meeting; I didn't.


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