The 8th Hasan Memorial Lecture 2022 on 'FREE PRESS & DEMOCRACY' by Seema Chishti
About the topic:
India’s rank in the World Press Freedom Index has collapsed to 150 out of 180 countries. That makes our Democracy very weak. How and Why? Seema Chishti will join the dots.
About the speaker: Seema Chishti
Seema Chishti is a well-known Indian journalist, writer, editor, content creator, and entrepreneur. Seema worked as a journalist and editor for a number of reputed news organizations, including the BBC, The Indian Express, The Caravan, The Hindu, and others.
About Hasan Memorial Lecture:
The Hasan Memorial Lecture was instituted in 2014 and is held each year at Lamakaan on August 15 with an eye to the emergent political and economic crisis in India/South Asia or the world. It is our single most crucial programming effort each year and draws a very significant audience. The previous editions of the lectures were delivered by TM Krishna, Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Prof.Gail Omvedt, Bharat Patankar, and Prof.Kodandaram, Siddharth Varadarajan, et al.
Mr. Moyed Hasan in whose memory the annual lecture is named, was a scientist, a photographer, an environmentalist, and a person with a deep concern for the lives of ordinary people. His house, which he named Lamakaan (as in the Sufi literary tradition to mean 'an abode for those who travel without any worldly possessions') " has now become an important part of Hyderabad’s culture and political life. Mr. Hasan left behind an image of what an engaged life is. From science to art, and environment to international affairs he encompassed a vision of how we must live meaningfully.
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