Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The NCM Awards, - Highliting the Misuse of Dowry LAW in india

Dear Volenter :-

NCM Award given to Lisa Tesering , for highlighting the Massive Misuse of Dowry Law in India . Is this not a shame for our Indian Goverment and NCW ??

NCW claim they work for save gurd our mother , sister and child , will they give justice to those age old parents , sister and child who are suffring from this , Blood cancer and legal terrorism in India vide huge Mis use of 498A ???

Lisa Tsering of India West in San Leandro won for Best Investigative story in English for exposing the little-known plight of Indian immigrants who went back to India to get married and found themselves blackmailed by their in-laws who abused India’s anti-dowry laws to extort money and green cards.

Over 40 judges selected winners from 250 print, broadcast, and online submissions in more than 10 languages from Spanish to Punjabi.

Regards
Swarup Sarkar

For more details check this :-
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT:Brahmani Houston415-503-4170bhouston@pacificnews.org
THE “PULITZERS” OF ETHNIC MEDIA HONOR THE STORIES MAKING NEWS IN CALIFORNIA’S NEW MAJORITY COMMUNITIES
SAN JOSE –– NCM (New California Media), America’s largest association of ethnic media, announces the winners of its seventh annual ethnic media journalism awards, dubbed “The Ethnic Pulitzers” by the Jim Lehrer News Hour. The NCM Awards, honoring excellence in ethnic media, will be presented at the San Jose Fairmont hotel on Thursday, January 26 from 6 to 9 pm.
Over 40 judges selected winners from 250 print, broadcast, and online submissions in more than 10 languages from Spanish to Punjabi.
“As we add on new nominees every year from Caribbean media to Arab weeklies and Punjabi newspapers, the multiple lenses these media provide are becoming indispensable,” says awards coordinator Sandip Roy. “This is the new media paradigm for covering the global society.”
Among the winning entries:
Nancy Lan-Hsin Kao of the World Journal won for the best reporting on Environment and Natural Resources with a series on how a model Chinese start-up in the Silicon Valley became the target of environmental activists and how it tried to outsource its most polluting jobs to China.
Hiram Soto of the Spanish language Enlace in San Diego won for Best Investigative story for his in-depth expose of how undocumented immigrants are at the mercy of unscrupulous car salesmen, tow truck companies and even city and state governments just because they have no drivers’ licenses but still need to drive.
Lisa Tsering of India West in San Leandro won for Best Investigative story in English for exposing the little-known plight of Indian immigrants who went back to India to get married and found themselves blackmailed by their in-laws who abused India’s anti-dowry laws to extort money and green cards.
Each year NCM presents three Exceptional Communicator Awards to individuals who personify boundary-crossing leadership. This year the awards honor Hardy Brown, publisher of the Black Voice News of San Bernardino; Rick Rodriguez, executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors; and Chaplain James Yee who ministered to Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo at the cost of his liberty.
“We’re honoring Yee for never wavering and sharing his story as an author and a speaker,” says Sandy Close, executive director of NCM.
NCM will also honor the Lifetime Achievement of Lillian Howell who founded KTSF television station in 1976 because she understood the importance of ethnic communities having their own voice in media.
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REGISTER FOR THE AWARDS
The 7th NCM Awards are made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:Comcast, AARP, AT&T, Bank Of America, Hewitt Associates, Kaiser Permanente, NBC 11-Telemundo 48, Nielsen Media Research, PG&E, Southern California Edison, The Boeing Company, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, University Of California Office Of The President
Announcing the 7th Annual NCM Award Winners
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Lillian Howell, Founder, KTSFEXCEPTIONAL COMMUNICATORSHardy Brown, Black Voice NewsExecutive EditorRick Rodriguez, ASNE President and Executive Editor, Sacramento Bee
James Yee, Author and Chaplain ADVOCACY VOICEWinner: English Staff for Viet WeeklyRunner Up: Edgardo Quijano and Flavio Laca, Noticias Univision 14
PRINT/ONLINE
BEST INVESTIGATIVE/IN DEPTH (ENGLISH)Winner: Lisa Tsering, India WestRunner Up: Lynda Lin, The Pacific Citizen
BEST INVESTIGATIVE/IN DEPTH (IN-LANGUAGE)Winner: Hiram Soto, Enlace,Runner Up: Kathleen Nguyen, Viet Tide Newspaper
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (ENGLISH)Winner: Grace E. Jang, KoreAm JournalRunner Up: Larry Derfner, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (IN-LANGUAGE)Winner: Benito Ortiz, Noticiero SemanalRunner Up: Yeonhwa Nicole Chang, Korea DailyRunner Up: Jianhong Hu, Singtao Daily
HEALTH CAREWinner: Yi-Fen Lan, Singtao DailyRunner Up: Grace E. Jang, KoreAm Journal
ARTS, SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (ENGLISH)Winner: Sadanand Dhume, Little IndiaRunner Up: Bushra Rehman, ColorLines
ARTS, SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT (IN-LANGAUGE)Winner: Monica Xu, The World JournalRunner Up: Sheldon Yuan, Chinese Times



COMMENTARY/EDITORIAL WRITING (ENGLISH)Winner: Ky-Phong Tran, Nguoi Viet Daily NewsRunner Up: Ruth Messinger, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
COMMENTARY/EDITORIAL WRITING (IN-LANGUAGE)Winner: Maria Luisa Arredondo-Pagaza, La OpinionRunner Up: Liu Xiao Dong, The China Press
JOBS, WORKPLACE ISSUES AND THE IMMIGRANT ECONOMYWinner: Lavina Melwani, Little IndiaRunner Up: Grace E. Jang, KoreAm Journal
WOMEN'S ISSUESWinner: Corina Knoll, KoreAm JournalRunner Up: Apollonia Jordan, The San Francisco BayviewRunner Up: Cherie Querol-Moreno, Filipinas MagazineYOUTH VOICEWinner: Son Tran, Nha MagazineRunner Up: Ragini Srinivasan, India Currents,
PHOTOJOURNALISMWinner: Aurelia Ventura, La OpinionRunner Up: Chieko Hara for Noticiero Semanal
INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONSWinner: Alex Fabros and Daniel Gonzales, Filipinas MagazineRunner Up: Caroline Aoyagi, Pacific Citizen
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCESWinner: Nancy Lan-Hsin Kao, World JournalRunner Up: Soheila Taheri, Pezhvak of Persia
RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITYWinner: Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Jewish Journal of Greater Los AngelesRunner Up: Krishna Kumar, Mantram Magazine
BROADCAST
BEST INVESTIGATIVE/IN DEPTHWinner: Kwokshu Leung and Cecilia Im, KTSFRunner Up: Melissa Gonzalo, KGET 17
BEST COMMUNITY TALK SHOWWinner: May Sheng Zhu, Singtao Chinese RadioRunner Up: Isabe

14 Comments:

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous R K said...

Today is a special day. We are getting only good news one after another.
We have to congrats Lisa Tesering and send her our mails about it.
Our US based activists will use this article to awaken the authorities and NRIs.
Hum Honge Kamyab...

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Gope Lalwani said...

Subject: SHAME ON "NCW" AND "MOIA" ( Government of India )

NEW CALIFORNIA MEDIA AWARD FOR LISA TSERING.

(Winner: Lisa Tsering, India West)

PRINT/ONLINE
BEST INVESTIGATIVE IN DEPTH JOURNALISM

NCM Award given to Lisa Tsering , for highlighting the Massive
Misuse of Dowry Law in India . Is this not a shame for our Indian
Government and NCW .

Lisa Tsering of India West in San Leandra won for Best Investigative
story in English for exposing the little-known plight of Indian
immigrants who went back to India to get married and found
themselves blackmailed by their in-laws who abused India's anti-
dowry laws to extort money and green cards.

NCM (New California Media), America's largest
association of ethnic media, announces the winners of its seventh
annual ethnic media journalism awards, dubbed "The Ethnic Pulitzers"
by the Jim Lehrer News Hour. The NCM Awards, honouring excellence in ethnic media, will be presented at the San Jose Fairmont hotel on
Thursday, January 26 from 6 to 9 pm.

Over 40 judges selected winners from 250 print, broadcast, and
on line submissions in more than 10 languages from Spanish to Punjabi.

Lisa Tsering of India West in San Leandra won for Best
Investigative story in English for exposing the little-known plight
of Indian immigrants who went back to India to get married and found
themselves blackmailed by their in-laws who abused India's anti-
dowry laws to extort money and green cards.

 
At 7:03 PM, Anonymous R K said...

Here is Lisa Tesering's mail id, phone no. and address

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=2d3a3e8726139933addb1da248ca7e81
Lisa Tsering
India-West Staff Reporter
933 MacArthur Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94577 USA
+1-510-383-1146
lisa@indiawest.com

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous santha said...

SHAME ON "NCW" AND "MOIA" ( Government of India )

do you know or not! , what is happenning in urban indian middle class family...??

Stop this legal terrorism in india and save our age old parents and sister .

 
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Vikas Agrawal said...

Hello all,

Please include this Dowry abuse warning from Canadian government to you
respective webites

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/report-en.asp?country=128000


Growing numbers of Canadian citizens have been caught up in marital fraud and
dowry abuse in India. Most cases involve Indo-Canadian males who abandon their
wives in India after cheating them out of large sums of money. Other cases
involve misuse of India’s Dowry Prohibition Act. This law, which was enacted to
protect women and makes demanding a dowry a crime, is sometimes used to
blackmail men through false allegations of dowry extortion. Individuals facing
charges may be forced to remain in India until their cases have been settled or
pay off their spouses in exchange for the dismissal of charges. To avoid such
problems, you are advised to register your marriage in India along with a joint
declaration of gifts exchanged, as well as consider a prenuptial agreement.

 
At 7:08 PM, Anonymous santha said...

CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE AWARD
Hi LISA,
HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS FROM SAVE INDIAN FAMILY COMMUNITY!!!

FOR BEING AWARDED IN EXPOSING THE BLACKMAIL ON INDIAN IMMIGRANTS BY DOWRY-LAWS, LAST DECEMBER...

YOUR IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS AND BRINGING THE HIDDEN TRUTH OUT IS ALSO GIVING US MORE CONFIDENCE....

YOU ARE GREAT.

REGDS
Saveindianfamily Activist, USA

 
At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Satya said...

SHAME ON "NCW" AND "MOIA" ( Government of India )

They are presenting the award to her on 26th Jan at Fairmont hotel.

Fairmont hotel is walking distance from where I work. I will talk
with SIF-US people and distribute the pamphlets there. There will be
whole gamut of journalist there.

- Satya

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Naveen said...

Hi Satya,
Where is this located? Even in the plan for 26th at NY Consulate, I wish to attend, but I have to see whether I will get time or not, since it is the middle of the week and I am in Florida.

 
At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Rahul Agarwal said...

It's in san jose, california. Are you planning to attend?

 
At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Gorky said...

Subject: Flashback..........Re: SHAME ON "NCW" AND "MOIA" ( Government of India )
Lisa Tsering wrote to us in Dec 2004.

Here is her mail to us requesting for data:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/misusedowryact/message/992

Those were primitive days where we had hardly 60 members and we still
did not have a full fledged strategy.

Full Article By Her published on Jan 19th in India West.

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?
article_id=768649893bc5975ce97b6bff5354c210

I have also blogged on it at SIF website.

Best Regards
Gorky

 
At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Friend said...

CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE AWARD

Congratulations to Lisa for a job well done and a well deserved award.
As many NRIs as can should try to attend this presentation.
This is just the beginning.
All the dishonest and corrupt individuals (who are influenced by these dishonest families and abuse the innocent) will eventually be exposed.

 
At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Swarup Sarkar said...

Thank you very much for your below mail ( NCM Award ) , and we had taken the volenter opinion at save indian family yahoo group .

This is the reaction to your award ( Coment section ) , let fight for honest people , irrespective of sex , caste or religion .

http://pariwariksuraksha.blogspot.com/2006/01/ncm-awards-highliting-misuse-of-dowry.html


Crime is crime and the punish ment should be as per crime , till the time the law does not make crime based , innocent will go to jail and criminal will move around in the society , as a result more and more rape , crime aginst women will increase , which our LAW maker and media people do not understand , as they look for only earning money in dishonest way .

Let fight for honest people and stop this legal terrorism in India , Killing the institution of marriage in the name of Women well fare , we want doestic harmoney for a better tomorrow for our future child , we say no to such barbaric LAW 498A , Domestic Violence Law ..etc which gives a whole sale free lincence to all those dirty money minded people ( they are worse than a professional postitute ) .
Let expose those Modern Supernakhs and Modern Ravans in our society .

Cheers all .

Regards
Swarup Sarkar



On 1/9/06, Lisa Tsering lisa@indiawest.com wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: NCM Awards [mailto:bhouston@pacificnews.org]
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 9:08 AM
To: Lisa Tsering
Subject: NCM Announces Award Winners

 
At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While most of the journalists in India try to add more miseries and defame husband's family by publising false reports in favour of the 498a wife (though the case may be 100% false and filed to achieve oblique motives),efforts of Lisa Tsering to bring the real story of "Dowry Immigaration Fraud" of Indian Women in front of the public is an example of fair journalism and award to her by NCM for best investigating article is highly appreciable.

Hope Indian Media will also get an example from Lisa and try to perform their DUTY of telling the truth to the public about this social catastrophe rather than assuming and presenting every woman who files 498A as a hapless female.

Good Luck and Congratulations to Lisa.

Rahul, Gaborone

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to Go..

 

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