Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Nandini Sahai joins as Director & Chief Executive of The International Centre, Goa Nandini Sahai joined as the Director & Chief Executive of The International Centre, Goa (ICG) last week. She is the fourth, as well as the first woman Director of the International Centre, Goa. Her vision is to make ICG into a completely holistic place of international standards, where ideational as well as other activities take place in a world class ambience. Nandini Sahai has been a distinguished development journalist with more than 30 years of experience having started her career with the Press Institute of India. For her, journalism was not a profession but a passion and a powerful tool for social development. She founded MICCI (Media Information and Communication Centre of India) with the support of some like-minded academicians, bureaucrats, media and communication experts, and was also the Country Manager of AMIC-India, a subsidiary of AMIC (Asian Media and Information Centre), a Singapore-based International NGO working in media related issues. She is one of the leading Right to Information (RTI) advocates having organized a number of public hearings, seminars and workshops for the RTI movement in India & Sri Lanka and has also worked closely with Magsaysay Award winner Aruna Roy. She was also the member of the Select Committee in formulating the RTI Act for the Delhi Government. Her two advocacy workshops, one on 'Contempt of Court' where Truth was made as defence and another on the 'Broadcasting Bill' where the Government stalled the Bill and formed the NBA (National Broadcasting Association) to formulate the Content Code, have been path breaking. She has also worked closely on a number of issues relating to Media, Social Development, Disaster Management, Rural Journalism and the Judiciary, with international organisations such as UNESCO, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) - India, (AIBD) (Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, Malaysia), the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) on issues of Torture and Human Rights. She has organised several seminars with senior media persons from India and South Asia on issues of media and public interest in South Asia. She is widely travelled and has also addressed a seminar in Stanford University, USA, on the benefits of Community Radio. Her family consists of her two children who are working in Delhi. In her free time she likes to read and listen to music. Thanks and regards, Arjun Halarnkar
Programme Manager
The International Centre, Goa
Goa University Road, Dona Paula, Goa 403004
INDIA Tel: +91 832 2452805-10 Fax: +91 832 2452812
Cell: +91 9765404391

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