CURRICULAM VITAE

Name: Address Aman Namra
Home: Aman Namra B-6-T, Delhi Police Apartment Mayur Vihar, Phase 1 Delhi- 110091 Work: Aman Namra G 15/ 11-12, Ground Floor Malviya Nagar, New Delhi- 110017 01/08/1969 Married Tel: +11-55341038 Mobile: 9811990906 Email:amannamra@rediffmail.com Tel:+11-26680688 Tel:+11-26680816 Fax:26680688 Email:aman@charkha.org

Date of Birth: Marital Status:

Education History:
Institution & University Names Specialization/ Degree/ Diploma Higher Secondary School Physics, Chemistry, Biology 30th June 1986 1st Dates Division

School: Pre University: Graduation: Professional Qualifications:

Board of Secondary Education, Bhopal. MP Avadhesh Pratap Singh University: Rewa, MP Avadhesh Pratap Singh University: Rewa, MP Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism, Bhopal, MP National Foundation of India, Delhi

BSC- Chemistry, Zoology, Botany

18 August, 1989

2nd

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Post Graduate Other

MA in History: Ancient, Medieval and modern history Degree in Journalism Awarded South Asia Media Exchange Fellowship to study community management system in Nepal

28 July 1993 12 August 1994

2nd 1st

- South Asia Media Exchange Fellowship

2002

Employment History:
Organization Designation Key Responsibilities Year

CHARKHA Development Communication Network, Delhi

Editor- Hindi

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Rewriting, Subbing & Editing Writing features/Articles on development issues. Regular interface with social action group, activists and media persons. Research News-editing Proof reading Reporting and Written regular editorials. Reporting

August 1995 to march 1997

Seema Sandesh Rajasthan

Sub Editor

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1st January to 31st May 1995


Jansatta, Delhi Trainee Reporter •

April to

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Sub editing page making Coordination with state correspondents Research Editing local publications, newsletters, brochures Research and scripting for films and Audio-Visuals on local issues.

August 1994


• Shram Niketan Sansthan, M.P. Project Assistant • • •

April 1990 to January 1993

Current Employment:
Job Description:

Job Involves • • • • • • • Rewriting, Subbing & Editing Hindi copies Writing features/articles on Development Issues.

November 1998 till now

Resident Editor: Charkha:

Regular interface with social action groups, activists & Media persons in Several States. Writing Proposals for Grant Making Meeting with Funding agencies Preparing communication strategy for PACS programme. Conduct communication workshops to enhance communication skills of social activist in MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttaranchal, Chhattisgarh & Mizoram.

Relevant Media Experience:
Electronic Media
Organization Designation Job Profile Year

IMPL (Star News), Delhi

Researcher/ Reporter

Research Scripting and Reporting in Awaaz and Aaj ki Baat, News Programme on Star TV Research and Script for “Kaise Jeebo Re”, a film on the issue of displacement and rehabilitation. Assisted in research for a capsule on Taana-Baana, a weekly cultural programme on Doordrashan. Additional research for a documentary titled “Angan Manch”, this film brings to fore the impact of the literacy movement in Madhubani district of Bihar. Script for a programme for ZEE Television, on the Devadasi cult in Karnataka and Maharastra. Research and Script for a Spot for NLM for the Joy of Learning Festival held at New Delhi.

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February 1998 to October 1998 May 1993 to February 1994

Jan Madhyam, Delhi

Media Associate

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Print Media
Newspaper/

Article/Feature published Issues Covered Year

Magazine
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Jansatta Dainik Hindutan Dainik Bhaskar Economic Times Hindustan Times Tehelka Rajasthan Patrika Navjyoti Punjaab Kesari Uttar Ujala Rashtriya Hindi Mail Grassroots Pioneer Amrit Prabhat Ranchi Express Chautha Sansar Dainik Lokmat Quami Awaaz Dainik Dandkaranya The Hindu Business Line Khoj Khabar Rajasthan Times Sahara Samay Nai Azaadi Seema Sandesh Paryavaran Sandesh Madhya Himalaya Deshbandhu Swantra Mat www.countercurrent s.org

u Water Conservation u Reiki & Pranik Healing u Fast Food Habit u Political Debate u Sarvodaya Movement u Low Cast Toys u World Water Crisis u Democracy in Nepal u Alternative Media u Market & Basic Needs u Flood u Street Children u Industrial Pollution u People against Corruption u Traditional Water Harvesting u Corruption in Ngo’s and the Government u Struggle of Fisher folk u Golf And Decreasing Greenery u Unwed mothers of Orissa u Narmada Bachao Aandolan u Movement against NTPC u Dangers of Decreasing Mangroves u Dangerous Uranium Mining u Learning through games u Decreasing greenery in Delhi u Environment Warrior u Water under Market Control u Drowning Tihri u River on Sale u Reality check of Party Promises u Development Journalism and the Society u Humanity in Gujrat u National Perspective of Alternative Media u Democracy in Nepal u Politics and People u Election Reforms u Increasing Violence on Social Workers u Development and Tribals u Employment Guaranty Scheme u Environment and Tribals u Forest Conservation by Nepali Women u Industrial Pollution in Alwar u Human rights u Democracy and freedom u Concrete alternatives of Big Dams u Bauxite Mining u water, Drought and Development u Power looms Empower Women u Striking a Balance u Child Labour u Murder of education u Tribals and Afforestation u Water of tradition u Big Dams and there so called Benefits u Earthquake u Drought in Orissa u Impact of Mining on Narmada etc.

1994-2005

Computer Literacy:
Package/ Application Details of Exposure and Assessed Proficiency

MS Word MS Excel Power Point Adobe Photoshop Adobe PageMaker Internet Corel draw WordPerfect Side kick

Writing articles, reports Making survey charts Making presentations Scan, edit photographs Layout, design magazine Regular accessing important development/news websites Make charts, edit photographs, making magazine Make charts, edit photographs, making magazine Arrange address book, making day to day schedule

Language Proficiency:
Language Ability to Converse
Poor Fair Good

Ability to Read
Poor Fair Good

Ability to Write
Poor Fair Good

English Hindi Other (Bhojpuri, Baghelkhandi ) Other (Chhattisgarhi)

fair good good good fair

good good good

Fair Good Good Fair

Other experiences: • •
Universalisation of Education and Role of Media: participated in a two day national seminar in Bhopal organized by Unicef and Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism as special invitee. January 2005 Role and Responsibility of Media in social change: conducted a two day National Media Seminar consisting senior Media and Social Sector representative from all three new states i.e. Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttaaranchal. Before the seminar I have also done a three months media scanning in all three states on news coverage of development issue in newspapers. November 2004 Rajya Gathan ke Char Saal: Janta ki Report Card (Four year of state formation: peoples Report Card) conducted a state level survey in Uttaranchal on four different aspects i.e. role and condition of Media, Administration, Society and politicians on completion of four year of state formation. October 2004 Kitna Safal Panchayati Raj: Janta Ki Awaaz (How successful is Panchayati system: Voice of the People) conducted a panchayat level survey in MP to highlight problem faced by dalit/tribal women sarpanches at different level i.e. panchayat, block & districts lelel and also at social, political and administrative level. September 2004 Village Voices: with financial support from BHC conducted a survey in five states i.e. MP, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttranchal, and Rajasthan on Implementation realities of Government welfare schemes specially focused on poorest of the poor, women and children. Released a media report based on this survey after conducting a media interface with surveyors from different states and media personals from Delhi. March 2004 Invited by Indian Institute of Mass Communication to give lecture on development Journalism. 2004 Invited by Makhan Lal National University of Journalism, Noida to give lecture on development Journalism. 2004 Invited by Prawah an NGO in Delhi to discuss development Journalism with students from different colleges of Delhi. 2004 and 2005. Invited by Lady Irvin College to give lectures on development communication. 2003 Paani Ghano Ammol: (Water is priceless) a book written and edited by me based on community involvement in water harvesting in Rajasthan and Gujarat. 2001 At Vidushak Karkhana, Shahdol, M. P. involved with the voluntary group from 1986 to 1990. Worked primary on various educational programmes and income - generation projects like bee keeping, poultry and organic farming. Took part in script writing for audio-video shows, organizing poster exhibitions, concept and scripting for street plays, and public discussions among students, tribal peasant and industrial workers. 1994 Non-Formal Film Promotion through organizing screening of socially relevant documentary films. These include Ram ke Naam, Bombay Our City, Vikas Ke Hashiye Par, etc. 1994 As part of a team organising action against the installation of a explosives plant that could cause environmental and ecological hazards for land, water and the population in Jamudi Village, Shahdol Dist. Worked as an active volunteer - 1993. Carried out a survey of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy for the “Bhopal Gas Pidit Sangharsh Morcha”, with an aim of making available medical assistance and monetary compensation to the victims. - 1994. Published a report on a survey conducted by the University of Journalism, on the conditions of the labourers and the reasons for leaving their villages, now living at Arera Colony, Bhopal. 1994 Apart from these workshops I have conducted more than 40 Media workshops in different states i.e. UP, MP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, with social worker, rural reporters and media persons. 1998-2004

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Aman Namra