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Indian journalists seek protection in the face of deteriorating press freedom

By Nava Thakuria
GUWAHATI, July 18, 2018 - We concluded the first half of 2018 with a shocking piece of news that broke from America, one of the professed liberal spaces for journalists on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in the USA and killed five media employees. DANGEROUS TIMES The shooting incident of June 28, 2018 at Capital Gazette in Annapolis which eliminated news-desk personnel Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John Mcnamara, Wendi Winters etc., was a reminder that journalists across the globe - not only those working in the conflict zones - are facing dangerous times. India ...

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Sport rises above shadows of war in the Balkans

By Nenad Djurovic
BELGRADE, July 17, 2018 - “Even though you are from Bosnia, Croatia was part of former Yugoslavia, so congrats. I was rooting for Croatia the whole World Cup. I knew they were the better team in each game I predicted. There is the rich history that comes from Yugoslavian soccer that many people don’t know.”That was the message of one citizen of the United States of America, a friend of my aunt who lives in Miami. He pointed out the essence of the football storm caused by the 'Vatreni' in Russia. From being the grey area of Europe, the Balkans were was suddenly in the spotlight thanks to the Croatian ...
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India win international badminton tournament in Ghana

By Sammy Heywood Okine
TEMA, July 18, 2018 - India’s Badminton team swept home majority of the awards at the maiden edition of the J.E. Wilson Ghana International Series 2018, held in Tema.India won four gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals to top the medals table of the competition.Ghana’s team was not so convincing as they won just one silver and a bronze medal as the host country.However, Jacob Evans Wilson, outgoing head coach of the Ghana Badminton team, explained that the team’s performance showed that badminton had developed in the country.“I think it is an improvement on our previous performances. ...

NIGERIA

What is the way forward for women's football in Nigeria?

By Ihunanya Okoye
LAGOS, July 17, 2018 - Women’s football in Nigeria has suffered setbacks in recent years such as poor followership from Nigerians and negligence of all sorts from football administrators.Female footballers on their part have been maltreated in various ways by club owners and coaches who use them to accomplish their ambitions and later discard them like an abandoned property.The trend has spanned over the years with little or nothing done to improve the situation.Continental shame It is grossly appalling to hear stories of female footballers who defied odds from their families and friends only ...
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