[Assam] Fwd: Assam on world broadcast tomorrow

J Kalita jugalkalita at yahoo.com
Tue May 29 13:19:36 PDT 2007


--- Sanchayita Sharma <sanchayita.sharma at gmail.com>
wrote:

> From: "Sanchayita Sharma"
> <sanchayita.sharma at gmail.com>
> To: "'Bubli'" <s.sg at ntlworld.com>
> Subject: Assam on world broadcast tomorrow
> Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 07:23:43 +0100
> 
> Hi,
> 
> First of all, thank you to all who have shown
> interest and have repeatedly
> asked and emailed me about the Aljazeera piece that
> I had done on Assam and
> for those who are not aware but might like to watch
> it, here are the
> details. (For those who aren't interested, apologies
> in advance for this
> email)
> 
>  
> 
> Due for broadcast: Wednesday, 30th MAY 2007
> 
>  
> 
> Name of Channel: Al Jazeera International (often
> called AJI or Al Jazeera
> English) 
> 
>  
> 
> Name of the programme slot: PEOPLE and POWER (world
> broadcast)
> 
>  
> 
> Duration: 21 minutes
> 
>  
> 
> Time: Around 7 PM UK time 
> 
> (You might like to check "today's schedule" for the
> correct time in your
> part of the world
> 
>
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9ACBA90A-7036-44F4-87C0-754AE9ABA44E.
> htm ) 
> 
>  
> 
> Make sure you let your friends/colleagues; fellow
> Indians and Khar Khuwas
> over the world know about it. Its on AJI's most
> popular current affairs
> programme and it was commissioned to my
> friend/colleague Hazel Chandler (who
> is also an independent filmmaker and has more than
> 25 years of experience
> making documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4,
> Discovery etc).It will go on
> air as her piece. The interviews/background work was
> done by me of course.  
> 
>  
> 
> P.S: There wont be any end credits as it is a
> current affairs programme
> therefore I would like to officially thank everyone
> back in Oxom (
> journalists, agents, translators, friends, well
> wishers) who helped me with
> my research/contacts and made this piece possible.
> It's for the first time
> that a piece on Assam (Asom) has been given a prime
> slot. A lot of my time
> and energy had gone into convincing AJI to get
> Asom's issue to a world
> audience. This piece gives a broad view about the
> current situation in Asom.
> Nothing deep or new to us Assamese but an effort
> from my part to the western
> audience about the insurgency issue as I felt there
> has been mixed opinions
> about the subject or very few people are aware that
> a place called Assam
> (Asom) exists.
> 
>  
> 
> I had to rush back to Guwahati for an equally
> important personal visit (as
> some of you might be aware) hence won't be able to
> watch it LIVE here so do
> watch it for me :)
> 
>  
> 
> One more thing: its dubbed in English as AJI feels
> it will draw us more
> viwership. Fair enough! It's frustrating as
> sometimes you lose the emotions
> but then you do get used to it later. I have tried
> my best to make sure that
> the British voiceover artist's (Assamese)
> pronunciations were as authentic
> as possible. He was so conscious about my paranoia
> that during dubbing he
> went too far and said Dibugoor instead of
> Dibrugarh..Let's see...little bits
> that one can do. 
> 
>  
> 
> Cheers!
> 
> _____________________________________
> 
>  Enclosing a bit about the channel as while filming,
> we were followed by the
> army and the intelligence and also a local Assamese
> newspaper carried an
> article accusing me of having links with the rebels
> in Afghanistan due to
> the broadcast station (a common misconception or
> perhaps some juicy gossips
> to sell papers.. no fault of theirs). Just to clear
> your doubts (if any) AJI
> or AJ is not funded by any rebel groups. It is owned
> and run by the bold and
> beautiful Princess of Doha who gives personal
> interest to the channel and
> certainly does not need any external funds as she is
> rich enough. They just
> got their timings right, took risk and capitalised
> world news hence had a
> sudden rise from a small Arabic channel to an
> International one. Otherwise
> people like David Frost who is an institution by
> himself won't risk their
> career track record to be linked with the rebels.
> Hope this helps!
> 
>  
> 
> About the channel:
> 
> Aljazeera International is an English language
> television channel which was
> launched in November 2006. They are based out of
> London in the United
> Kingdom. Al Jazeera English (AJI) is a separate news
> and current affairs
> channel to Al Jazeera Arabic, and is staffed by some
> of the most respected
> journalists in the English- speaking world. Its
> anchors include veteran BBC
> broadcaster David Frost, former ABC news presenter
> David Marash and Riz
> Khan, who was formerly a senior anchor at CNN. This
> channel is regulated to
> the highest standards of OFCOM, the independent
> regulation authority of the
> UK's media industry. AJI has received critical
> acclaim from many respected
> newspapers such as the New York Times, Time Magazine
> and the Independent, as
> well as from academics and think-tanks and it has
> won several awards on
> documentaries made by independent filmmakers. For
> more details visit:
> www.aljazeera.net/english
> 
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> 
>  
> 
> Sanchayita Sharma 
> 
> Enazoree Films
> 
> United Kingdom
> 
> www.enazoree.blogspot.com
> <http://www.enazoree.blogspot.com/> 
> 
> www.youtube.com/enazoree
> 
> www.enazoreefilms.com
> <http://www.enazoreefilms.com/> 
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