The Rohingyas | An analysis by Shweta Bajaj|January 8th, Monday, 6 Assagao, 7 pm onwards


Some stories have an indelible impact. For Shweta Bajaj, one of them has been the Rohingya refugee crisis. After reporting on the ground for 10 days and seeing the situation first hand, she is convinced as a journalist that it’s the largest genocide of our times. Rohingya’s are a ethnic minority from Myanmar who have been denied a citizenship by its own government. They have been systematically, ethnically cleansed because of their religion. Most Rohingyas are Muslim but there are Hindu Rohingyas too. This talk is an effort to not let the conversation about Rohingya refugee crisis die.

Shweta Bajaj who will complete 15 years of TV journalism in June 2018, has covered India and South Asia extensively. In the last 7 years of her career she has been the India Correspondent for China Global Television Network has covered natural disasters and humanitarian crisis among other news that has made headlines in South Asia. For Shweta, who has covered the 2011 Japan Tsunami, 2013 Uttarakhand Landslide and cloud burst and 2015 Nepal Earthquake, her toughest assignment has been Rohingya refugee crisis. In this session Shweta would talk about her experiences in refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar and how important she thinks is to not let this story die which is the largest refugee crisis in the world.

It is a donation based event. North Eastern food will be available.

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