Morung Exclusive

  • United colours of discrimination
    Rohingya, Transgender, Assamese Bengali Muslim share stories as persecuted minorities    Morung Express News  Bali (Indonesia) | March 31 It is genocide. Khin Mg Myint of the Harmony Working Group, Myanmar (Burma), shows no sign of doubt while speaking about the persecution that the Rohingya people from the Rakhine state of Myanmar have been undergoing for decades now.  “More than one million Rohingya have been forcibly deported to Bangladesh,&rdquo
  • ‘One cannot think in one language and write in another language’
    February 21 is International Mother Language Day Pfokrelo Kapesa Dimapur | February 20  “One cannot think in one language and write in another language,” says T Senka Ao, former editor of the Ao daily, Ao Milen.  Ao is in conversation with The Morung Express on the significance of language that is beyond the spoken word. February 21 is International Mother Language Day (IMLD) and this year’s theme is ‘Indigenous Languages matter for developme
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation urges use of protections for HIV Prevention
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | February 20 Despite Nagaland State accounting for a staggering 91% of HIV transmission through the sexual route, the talk about use of condoms is still considered taboo. During the recently concluded North East Multimedia Campaign, one lakh condoms were provided for free by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which is the world’s largest HIV organisation working in 43 countries across the globe. “We came here with one lakh condoms an
  • Naga women street vendors adopt savings culture
    •    99.9% women street vendors in Nagaland do not have any savings •    EA contributes Rs. 2000 to women vendors saving Rs. 10,000  •    Street Vendors Act 2014 yet to be enacted in Nagaland Chizokho Vero Kohima | February 19 Women street vendors in Nagaland have started adopting a savings culture through the efforts of Entrepreneurs Associates (EA). Reaching out to women street vendors across Nagaland State
  • ELIMINATING PLASTICS USE
    Needs change in habit and attitude   Alice Yhoshü Kohima | February 12  As Nagaland struggles to do away with plastics after the State Government issued a ban on plastics last November, the State capital's municipal body has embarked on several strategies to sensitize the public on the ill-effects of plastic, the latest being a handholding effort with the community’s major stakeholders: women.  Know about plastic •    Mo
  • Kiphire town on its way to be ‘plastics free’
    In need of an effective waste management system   P. Achumse Yingbithongru Kiphire | February 10  There are increasing concerns about the use of plastics in our day-to-day lives. Owning up to the responsibilities toward a sustainable future, Kiphire Town Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KTCCI), as part of its sustain initiative on ‘Safe Environment & Kiphire Polythene Free Town,’ has enforced complete ban on the use of plastics by business establish
  • Is the Nagaland PRESS Free?
    • We must create our own ideals • Critical reflections on press freedom in Nagaland   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 5   Along with an indifferent general public, there are several external and internal challenges to press freedom in Nagaland. This, a section of the press fraternity says, is hindering the healthy and vibrant progress of journalism in Nagaland. They share critical reflections in the backdrop of World Press Freedom Day observed on May
  • Teli Kiba: The First Woman GB
    Keren Rose Ovung Morung Express Feature It was somewhere in the 1940’s, a complicated case had arisen in the small village of Ighanumi, the GBs were at their wits end, eventually Sir. Charles Pawsey the then Deputy Commissioner had to personally come and settle the problem. The villagers had never seen a ‘white’ person forget a highly placed official, so it was not surprising that the moment the DC and his entourage entered the village, people scurried to every co