SAI International School had organized the first online event on ‘Journalism Without Fear’ with a focus on helping aspiring young journalists. The event is arranged by Going Global Club, with students of Class VI- VIII as participants on Thursday December 23, 2021.

The keynote speakers of the Global competition were  leading journalists from India  Shri Shyamal Majumdar, Author, Columnist and former Editor of Business Standard and Shri Ashok Pradhan, News Head, Times of India, Odisha.

Shri Shyamal Majumdar was delighted to speak to the students on the unique theme of ‘Journalism Without Fear’, and said, “Journalism is without fear or favor, should be accurate, compassionate and independent as it is important to present the inside story for people to make sense of the information that goes beyond sharing the basic news”.  Shri Ashok Pradhan  highlighted many aspects of real life journalism and how he dealt with  the challenges.

This was the launch event, all participants are expected to work on short research papers and create corresponding mood boards. The submissions will be judged under different age groups and categories. Finally there will be an award ceremony after the winter vacations on January 7, 2022. The event was a perfect opportunity for students from Classes VII – IX and XI who have a passion for journalism and writing.

It was a Round Square inspired event that allowed its participants to discuss the importance of journalism in today’s world and interact with seasoned journalists who have made an impact during their careers. Students got the opportunity to ask questions about the exciting world of Journalism and got an inside glimpse of the impact journalists play in today’s society. This event is hosted by the Going Global Club of SAI International School in collaboration with 18 Round Square schools registered from India, China, Vietnam, Uganda and Japan.