International Film & Television Club | 12th Global Film Festival 2019

AAFT Launched Radio Mumbai on International Day of Journalism

Mumbai: It was exact a year back when we launched Radio Raipur on the World Radio Day during the 9th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2021. The success of Radio Noida and then Radio Raipur induced us to start third Radio Station after the name Radio Mumbai- The city of Dreams. I extend my heartiest thanks to our listeners and the complete team of Radio Mumbai for their untiring efforts to present radio on its due date,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts pressing the the start button of  to inaugurate the station on 12th February, the International Day of Journalism.

Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.TV gives everyone an image but radio gives birth to million images in a million brains.I congratulate the staff of Marwah Studios and AAFT University for starting a new Radio Station from the hub of cinema and many creative activities – Mumbai,” expressed H. E. Dr. Ali Chegeni, Ambassador of Iran to India.

Bharathi Pradhan Journalist and Film Critic from Mumbai, Laxmi Shankar Bajpai Retd. DG AIR,  R K Singh Retd. Engineer in Chief Door darshan,  Poonam Sharma sr. Journalist, Vinod Agnihotri Consulting Editor Amar Ujala Group,  Kamlesh Bhartiya Sr. Journalist,  Kumar Rakesh sr. Journalist,  Ankisha Mishra Professor AAFT University and Ashok Tyagi Secretary General ICMEI also spoke on the occasion. Sushil Bharti Radio Director conducted the program.

IJC Presents Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2022

New Delhi: The key objective of a journalist is to gather information, write news pieces, and present the news in an honest and balanced manner. In addition to investigating and reporting on current events, they also work on articles and features that update and influence public opinion.,” said H.E. Roger Gopaul High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobaco at the Global Excellence Awards conducted by International Journalism Centre on 12th February- International Journalism Day.

“The right to information, to freedom of expression and criticism is one of the fundamental rights of man. All rights and duties of a journalist originate from this right of the public to be informed on events and opinions. The journalist’s responsibility towards the public excels any other responsibility, particularly towards employers and public authorities,” added Paresh Rughani Motivational Speaker from London Uk.

It is the role of journalist to inform, educate and stand as the voice of the people of the country. While journalism of different genres is a requirement, News journalism has an important role to play. A journalist has to be the voice that acts as a mediator between the people and the government,” added Dr. Sandeep Marwah Declaring the awards for senior journalists.

The Global Excellence Awards were presented to Late Kamal Khan,  Ajit Wadnerkar Sr. Journalist,  Dinesh Mansera. Sr. Journalist, Uttaranchal,  Himani Monalisa Dutta RJ at All India Radio,  Kamlesh Bhartiya Sr. Journalist,  Dr. Madhu K Shrivastava Sr. Journalist,  Mohammed Shafiq Photographer, Ramaa Tyagi Anchor DD News,  Ramnath Rajesh Sr. Journalist,  Ravi Parashar Sr. Journalist,  Sahar Zaman News Editor & Founder Hunar TV and  Tillan Richharia Sr. Journalist for their untiring contribution to journalism.

5th Mahatma Gandhi National Award for Journalism Appreciated

New Delhi: “International Journalism Centre, a body of 20,000 media professionals from all over the World had been successful in declaring 12th February as the International Day of Journalism in 2011 during the year of its inception. To mark respect to the day, we created Global Festival of Journalism Noida, the biggest journalism mela in the World. IJC also constituted Citizen Journalism Award, Marwah Studios International Award for Journalism, Global Excellence Award for Journalism but the biggest and most prestigious is Mahatma Gandhi National Award for Journalism,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah IJC and GFJN 2022.

This year 5th Mahatma Gandhi National Award for Journalism goes to Veteran Padma Bhushan Prabhu Chawla the former Editor in Chief of India Today and Santosh Bhartia the editor of Chauthi Duniya presented by Sandeep Marwah in the presence of large audience from all over the World.

“I am humbled to receive this prestigious and popular award from International Journalism Centre and extend my hearties thanks to Dr. Marwah. Though I am not in active journalism, but I know that I cannot even live without being in it,” said Prabhu Chawla while accepting the award. He also mentioned the changing pattern of journalism and current situation of the newspapers and magazines which were one time playing a very important role in mending ways of society.

“It is my honor to be part of the event and then an award has added fuel to my life of journalist. I have been known as bold journalist and have no hesitation in facing consequences while writing truth,” added Santosh Bhartia Former Member of the Parliament on receiving 5th edition of Mahatma Gandhi National Award.

Sandeep Marwah Again in Executive Body of FFI

Mumbai: Renowned film , television and media personality Dr. Sandeep Marwah founder of Noida Film City & President of Marwah Studios has been once again nominated  as the executive member of FFI-Film Federation of India, the mother body of Film & Television business in India.

Sandeep Marwah has been recently nominated advisor to AICTE- Ministry of Education, Government of India whereas he is already providing his expertise to Bureau of Indian Standards Ministry of  Consumer Affairs, Government of India in the capacity of National Chairman of Media and Entertainment Committee. He has also been the President of International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, the only Chamber dedicated to M&E Industry.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Seven times World Record Holder , has been the Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts, Raipur ( The First Film University of the Country) and trained more than 20,000 students from all over the World. Sandeep Marwah through his different organizations and events has attracted more than 3 million people from 190 countries to Noida Film City under film tourism. He has been nominated film & cultural representative by Governments of  60 countries in India.

 This year the FFI body includes T.P. Aggarwal as president S. Thanu, C. Kalyan, Nitin N. Datar, N.M. Suresh, Bajrang Lal Agarwal, Sakshi Mehra, S.S.T. Subramaniam, Sushama Shiromanee, Sabu Cheriyan and Meghraj Rajebhosale as vice presidents. Ravi Kottarakara and Dharmendra Mehra were elected hon. general secretaries while Sangram Shirke was elected hon. treasurer.Supren Sen remains as Secretary General of FFI.

2nd Marwah Studios International Award for Journalism Presented at 10th GFJN

New Delhi: “National Integration is the bond and togetherness between people regardless of their caste, creed, religion or gender. It is the feeling of oneness, brotherhood and social unity under communities and society in a country. National Integration helps in keeping the stability of the country and helps in the development. It nourishes communal harmony and fights casteism, regionalism and linguistic differences. It enhances the feeling of loyalty towards the nation and aims at unifying people and media plays a very important role in uniting the country said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of 10th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2022 in a seminar organised by International Journalism Centre titled National and International Integration through Media and 2nd Marwah Studios International Awards for Journalism.

Media globalization is the worldwide integration of media through the cross-cultural exchange of ideas, while technological globalization refers to the cross-cultural development and exchange of technology. The mass media are seen today as playing a key role in enhancing globalization, facilitating culture exchange and multiple flows of information and image between countries through international news broadcasts, television programming, new technologies, film and music” said General J.J. Singh former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Guest of the Webinar.

Abdul Dewale Mohammad Founder ASSGON from London UK, Szeszler Szilvia Journalist from Budapest Hungary, Peter Ferris Film Maker from London UK, Dr. Lalit Sodha Senior Journalist London UK, Katianna Ley Actress Croatia and Dr. Muthmainnah Educationist Indonesia were the main speakers.

Marwah Studios International Award for Journalism were presented to Walid K A Allouh, Dr. Hassan Yousef Douhan, Hekmat Yousef Abu Zakri, Ahmed H.A. Adwan, and Hansen Hamdouna from Palestine, Bobby Naqvi, Anjana Sankar, Angel Tesorero, Suvam Pal, Mazhar Farooqui, Jinoy Jose and David Light from UAE, Shailendra B Singh and Kelvin Anthony from Fiji, Pavla Jazairiova from Czech Republic, Cristiana Terenche from Romania, Javed Hamim Kakar from Afghanistan and Eliza Nurmatova from Kyrgyzstan for their untiring contribution to journalism.

The event was conducted by International Journalism Centre & supported by AAFT University, International Film and Television Research Centre, World Peace Development and Research Foundation, Sahyog Koshish, Prithvi Yoga Centre and Asian Unity Alliance.

Digital Literacy is Must in this Age of Misinformation-Sandeep Marwah at 10GFJN

New Delhi: Digital Literacy is Must in this Age of Misinformation-Sandeep Marwah at 10GFJN. Digital literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, evaluate. And clearly communicate information through typing and other media on various digital platforms. It  evaluated by an individual’s grammar, composition, typing skills and ability to produce text, images, audio and designs using technology initiated Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of 10th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2022 during  the 5th session on second day.

“Digital literacy is the ability to navigate various digital platforms and understand, assess and communicate through them. When you read a book on a Kindle, consider the accuracy of a news report linked in your social media. Newsfeed or create and share a YouTube video, you are displaying digital literacy,” added Dr. Yogendra Narain former Secretary General Rajya Sabha & Chancellor of HNBG University.

The five important skills any one would like to see in Digital literacy are Independent research. Such as Familiarity with terms and common platforms, Collaboration, Adapting to new technology. Teaching or explaining technologies you use expressed Onkeshwar Pandey CEO Observer Global Media Group.

 Digital literacy means being able to understand and use technology. Digital literacy skills allow you to find, use & create info online in a productive & useful way. Having an understanding about digital literacy means you’re able to use technology safely and it helps you avoid its dangers said Arun Kumar Tripathi senior journalist.

 In digital media, by contrast, you’re no longer the final link in a distribution chain but a node in the middle of an infinite network. You can share content with other people as easily as a producer or distributor shares it with you. Collaboration and dialogue are the norm, rather than solitary creation and broadcasting explained Sahar Zaman   News Editor and founder Hunar TV.

Digital content is permanent: everything that is transmitted is stored somewhere and can be searched for and indexed. When considered together with the concept that digital media networked. This means that most of this content can also be copied, shared or spread at a trivial cost pointed out by Prof. Ujjwal Chowdhury Secretary Global Media Education Council.

 Garima Singh senior Journalist, Manish Pandey Brand Consultant & Social Media Evangelist, Mitali Swamkar of Network 18, Sushil Bharti of Radio Noida, Dr. Shiv Kumar Prof. at AAFT School of Mass Communication & Journalism, Deepak Dubey President Pranam Bharti, also spoke on the occasion.

 The event supported by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, World Peace Development and Research Foundation. Sahyog Koshish, Prithvi Yoga Centre, Asian Unity Alliance and International Film and Television Research Centre. Still Digital Literacy is Must in this Age of Misinformation-Sandeep Marwah at 10GFJN. Digital literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, evaluate.

Sandeep Marwah Released Second Issue of Magazine SDG Leaders by UNAccc

Ahmedabad: Sandeep Marwah Released Second Issue of Magazine SDG Leaders by UNAccc. The second issue of magazine designed by UNAccc under the leadership of Dr. Rajat Sharma was released in a grand function. SDG Leaders this new magazine has already impressed people from all over the World with its wide coverage online.

 “The second volume emphasized on the special people, their way of life and how they are inspirational for many other people in the World. Their stories well covered by the editorial board.

 “I impressed by the quality of writing and designing of the magazine. At Marwah Studios we have a special cell to work on Disability and special people. Including the festival of films on Disability by Sahyog-Koshish an organization to support this segment of the society. We also part of two schools called Prayatn which are maintaining special children. We do have programs on our TV Station MSTV and Radio Stations -Radio Noida, Radio Raipur and now Radio Mumbai to sensitize people on the subject,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University and advisor UNAccc.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah also invited all the achievers to come forward and share their stories to the camera for a documentary film which he promised to release this year. Hence Sandeep Marwah Released Second Issue of Magazine SDG Leaders by UNAccc.

Sandeep Marwah Launched New Magazine of IIU

New Delhi: Sandeep Marwah Launched New Magazine of IIU. Magazine is the collection of articles under one cover. The best way to enjoy reading is, study at your own convenience what ever has happened in the World through magazines.  I always keep some time free to read magazines of my choice,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor AAFT University of Media and Arts while launching the new magazine designed by International Internship University online.

 “I extend my heartiest congratulations to Peeyush Pandit of IIU. The editor and the complete team of this new magazine under the title REVOLUTION. I am sure the efforts will bring some kind of revolution in the system and especially when it is related to education. Still Revolution means when group of people work together to bring change in the society,” added Dr. Sandeep Marwah also a renowned international media personality.

 The event was also attended by Queen Nadia Harihiri from France and many other guest and contributors of magazine from abroad. Hence New Delhi: Sandeep Marwah Launched New Magazine of IIU. Magazine is the collection of articles under one cover. The best way to enjoy reading is, study at your own convenience what ever has happened in the World through magazines.  I always keep some time free to read magazines of my choice,”

Opportunities and Challenges in Journalism Discussed at 10th GFJN

Noida: Do images truly express as much as words do – or even more? Why do some pictures evoke strong emotions within us or strike a chord deep within? You may or may not have answers to such questions. But what you have here is a well-curated exhibition of stellar images by some of the passionate photographers of AAFT,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah introducing exhibition by AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.

“Remarkable pictures; better than many professionals. With the growing numbers in the communication channels, the numbers of audiences have also increased at a huge rate. Presently in India, journalism has become a prestigious career choice for many students. Journalism is a challenging field and it is playing a key role in the development of the nation,” said H.E. Sinisa Pavic Ambassador Designated for Serbia to India while inaugurating the exhibition.

 “The challenge for news reporters and editors is to provide accurate coverage as quickly as possible without publishing false or biased information. The journalism industry is rapidly changing, and journalism jobs could be affected by the changes coming to newspapers and online news outlets in the future,” said Shekhar Dutt former Governor of Chhattisgarh.“Every profession has its challenges same with journalism too.I am happy to be part of this sea of knowledge,” said Daniel Kohler, Head Culture & Diplomacy, Embassy of Brazil

“Journalism remains an essential occupation in the digital age, and whether you’re covering local stories or global events, you need to have certain qualities to do a great job. Conditions ranging from strong analytical skills, along with specialist knowledge, can help you become a successful journalist,” added Sandeep Panchpande of ASM Group of Institutes.

“The opportunities are endless in journalism today. Electronic media and social media has opened a golden opportunities for young journalist. You have to remember the biggest challenge is Headlines and Deadlines,” said Chaitanya Padukone, Film Journalist and Author from Mumbai giving examples from Bollywood.

Harish Chandra Barnwal Writer & Senior Journalist, Smilymukta International Motivational Speaker USA, Michelle David renowned photographer, Lubna Asif Editor In Dino, Deepak Parvatiyar journalist, Shikha Tyagi Director AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism, Sushil Bharti Director Radio Noida 107.4FM, Ashok Tyagi Secretary General International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry also expressed their views on the subject.

 The event was supported by AAFT University of Media and Arts, International Public Broadcasting Forum, Asian Unity Alliance, Koshish-Sahyog, Prithvi Yoga Centre, ICMEI, and many international cultural forums.

Citizen Journalism Awards at 10th Global Festival of Journalism Noida

New Delhi: A panel discussion was organized to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Citizen Journalism during the third session of 10th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2022. Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios initiated the discussion by introducing the definition of Citizen Journalism that it is based upon public citizens “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information.

Citizen journalism, also known as collaborative media, participatory journalism,  democratic journalism, guerrilla journalismor street journalism explained Komal Nahata renowned journalist from Mumbai.

“Citizen journalism was made more feasible by the development of various online internet platforms. New Media technology, such as social networking and media sharing websites,   in addition to the increasing prevalence of cellular telephones, have made citizen journalism more accessible to people worldwide added K.L.Ganju

 Consul General of the Republic of Comoros.

Being that Citizen journalism is yet to develop a conceptual framework and guiding principles, it can be heavily opinionated and subjective, making it more supplemental than primary in terms of forming public opinion,” said Ram Prasad Subedi, Charge d’ Affairs, Embassy of Nepal. Citizen journalism, as a form of alternative media, presents a “radical challenge to the professionalized and institutionalized practices of the mainstream media,” explained Prof. Karl Bardosh of Tisch School of Arts, New York University, USA.

“Social Media platforms such as blogs, You Tube,  and Twitter encourage and facilitate engagement with other citizens who participate in creating content through commenting, liking, linking, and sharing. The majority of the content produced by these amateur news bloggers was not original content, but curated information monitored and edited by these various bloggers,” expressed Ravi Parashar, Senior Journalist.

Sanjay Goswami Head Services Sector Bureau of Indian Standards, Vinod Sharma Senior Journalist, Dr. Indrajit Ghosh Chairman MSMECCII, Dr. Gaurav Guptaa Chartered President Delhi Veg Lions Club, Vipin Gaur Secretary General NAI, Dr. Sushil Bharti Head Radio Noida 107.4FM and Ashok Tyagi Sec. General ICMEI also spoke on the occasion.

Later prestigious and exclusive Citizen Awards were announced for few prominent social workers including Sonal Bedi, Kajal Chhatija, Dr. Rajat Sharma, Kusum Kanwar, Dr. Vidhi Chawla, Dr. Anita Sharma,  Anamika Gautam, Durgeshwari Singh, Rajiv Mathur, Brij Mohan Sharma. Few journalists like  S S Dogra, Neetu Singhal, Raju Bohra, Dinesh Gaur, Sonal Goel, Dr. Nisha Bhargava, Shyamli Rathore, Dr. Rabiaah’ Bhatia and  Dr. Kalyani Kabir were also honoured with 2nd Citizen Awards of Marwah Studios.

The event was supported by AAFT University, International Chamber of Media & Entertainment Industry, Asian Unity Alliance, International Public Broadcasting Forum, Koshish-Sahyog, Mahatma Gandhi Forum and International Film and Television Research Centre. Akanksha Singh conducted the program.