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Aruna Roy

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Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media

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Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media

1090 Vermont Ave. N.W. - Suite 1000

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20005

United States

Company Description

The Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM) is one of South Asia's leading post-graduate schools of journalism and media. Located in Bangalore in the heart of India's high-tech industry, the institute offers an excellent curriculum that combines bot... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Civil Rights Activist

The Indian Express Limited


Affiliations

WISCOMP Publications

Advisory Board Member


Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan

Founding Member


National Advisory Committee

Member


Tehelka Magazine

Member


Social Work and Research Center

Member


Civil Society

Advisory Board Member


CMS VATAVARAN

Steering Committee Member


The Dalai Lama

Board of Trustees Member


Barefoot College

Founder


National Campaign for People's Right

Member


Sanskrit

Swamy39 Sonya's NAC Member


Harsh Mander

Member


Manipur Center

Member


Advisory Group

Member


Saturday

Member


Emergency

Founder


ultra-Left CPI

Member


National Judicial Commission

NAC Member


Workers

Founder


NGO Mazdoor Kisan Sakti Saghatana

Founder


Resettlement

Member


National Slum Dwellers' Federation

Founder


Saxena LLC

Committee


Sayyeda Sayyidain Hamid

Member


Department of Personnel

Secretary


Gender

Board Member


Prabhash Joshi

reze Former Member


Education

Doon School


St. Stephen's College


St. Stephen's College , Delhi


English literature

Delhi University's Indraprastha College for Women


BJP MLA Vishwas Sarang


Doctorate

University of Hyderabad


master's degree

English


post graduate degree

English Literature

Delhi University


Web References(156 Total References)


16iacc.org

Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India
Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India Aruna Roy is a political and social activist. Having begun her career in the Indian Administrative Service she resigned in order to devote her time to social work and social reform.


jay.marathe.net [cached]

Aruna Roy is a pioneer of women's rights and a key campaigner for the Right to Information Act.
Bunker Roy left his hig flying city job to understand rural India.


www.iijnm.org [cached]

RTI more revolutionary than taking up a gun: Aruna Roy
Though India's Right to Information Act is approaching its five-year anniversary, the campaign to push for government transparency and active use of the system must run parallel with each other to achieve the greatest effect, according to one of the initiators of the RTI movement, Aruna Roy. As a guest lecturer at the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM, www.iijnm.org), Roy narrated anecdotes from her campaigns in rural Rajasthan, where she continues to work for Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS). The non-party political organization was in the forefront of the movement in 1990s that inspired the RTI Act. Roy emphasized that the right to information is linked to the right to life; it is more revolutionary than taking up a gun and fighting. Five years after it became a law, the RTI act has created unprecedented dialectics between the individuals and government officials, and has created a climate in which honest and enabled people can step out and say something in the public domain, Roy said. Roy is currently working with other national groups in the campaign against Special Economic Zones, or SEZs. The SEZ act, which she pointed out was passed without debate by the same parliament that passed the RTI, has allowed lands to be taken away from farmers and tribal people, subsequently denying their rights as citizens. In addition, once created, the SEZ are exempt from many labour laws and tax laws, creating a deficit in the state treasury, she said. As a result, many SEZs have even grown into land estate development projects, benefiting only the owners, Roy added. Just as the public was amassed to push for India's Right to Information act, the country must also mobilize to fight against the corruption of SEZs, she said.


wiscomp.org [cached]

Aruna Roy, a founding member of the MKSS, has conducted workshops on the Right to Information for various WISCOMP projects.



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