To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society, www.azadi.me, Edelgive Foundation and Atlas Network offers ìpolicy, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.
CCS is India’s leading liberal think tank, ranked 54 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
- To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
- To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.
This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Priority will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in UP. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process. Transportation may be arranged from Delhi too (not guaranteed), depending on receipt of sufficient no. of competitive applications.
The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 2,000, which includes all meals, accommodation and transportation from Lucknow to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through online only. Rs. 1,500 will be returned after completion of the workshop.
31 May 2017
Enjoy a fun Sunday evening connecting with the CCS alumni network at a picnic in Cubbon Park!
Whether it's through Liberty and Society Seminars, ISPP, ipolicy or internships, what we value most about our journey over the past two decades is the continued support of our alumni. We'd love to hear what you've been up to, your favourite memory from a CCS program, and what you'd like to see more of from us at CCS.
We're excited to invite you to a Sunday Picnic at Cubbon Park, for CCS ALUMNI on 30 April at 4pm. What better way to spend an evening than catching up on old times, meeting friends, walking down the memory lane, discussing ideas and munching on some great food! Please spread the word among your fellow batchmates who were a part of your group at CCS Academy programs and mark your calendars. Feel free to bring a friend along.
Invite fellow CCS alumni on the Facebook event page
Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future
and Panel Discussion:
Crisis of Liberalism in India
with Jerry Rao, Gurcharan Das, R Jagannathan and Hindol Sengupta
Due to a lack of clarity in the judicial decisions, in 2009, the Street Vendors Policy 2004 was revised as the ‘National Policy on Urban Street Vendors 2009’. The revised policy was not legally binding and made little progress on the matter of street vendors. In 2010, the Supreme Court directed the government to enact a law regulating street vending and thus, the Street Vendors Bill 2012 was drafted. The Bill was passed in both houses by February 2014 and became the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. This Act was drafted with the legislative intent of protecting the livelihood rights of street vendors as well as regulating street vending through demarcation of vending zones, conditions for and restrictions on street vending. The Act now governs over all matters in regards to the rights and duties of the street vendors in India. It also provides for confiscation of goods that are being sold by street vendors to be cataloged properly.
It is in this context that Centre for Civil Society – a Delhi-based think tank decided to take up a study of the implementation of 2014 Act across India and come up with a matrix and an index to rank states. We filed applications under the Right to Information Act, 2005 across India, made more than 250 phone calls to expedite the RTI reply process, compiled court judgments and referred to other secondary sources such as news stories.
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