Kohima, November 28: A two days workshop for new and aspiring Naga writers began today at Hotel Ura here. Prominent writers, journalists, academicians and aspiring writers are attending the workshop organized by the Kohima Educational Society (KES).
On day one, Publisher of Pentrill Publications, Vishu Rita Krocha, Nagaland Today Editor Bano Haralu, author and journalists Oken Jeet Sandham and former Editor and Publisher of Imphal Free Press, Pradip Phanjoubam, were the resource persons.
The resource persons highlighted about their experiences in writings and interpreting the role of writers and journalists in Naga society.
Oken Jeet while sharing his experience in writing in a state like Nagaland lamented how writers and journalists are victimized for being the voice of the voiceless and standing for the truth. He however said truth always prevails.
Author of two books on Naga political problem, Oken Jeet said even the highest constitutional head of the state, the present Governor, has not been fair with the fourth-estate in the State, citing instances where the media has been either kept in the dark or sidelined in regards to the ongoing Naga peace process. He said the fate of the people cannot be decided without their consent.
He said while the Governor had time to meet groups and organizations he has stayed away from the local media so far.
(Page News Service)