6th Global Festival of Journalism Inaugurated With Pomp and Show at AAFT

NOIDA, India, February 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The sixth edition of the most exclusive Journalism Festival of the world, organised by Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT),  opened at Noida Film City with great pomp and show. Large number of national and foreign delegates made the journalism festival colourful and vibrant on the first day of the event designed for three days; 12th to 14th February, 2018.

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"Seven years back, we announced 12th February as the International Day of Journalism as there was no day marked earlier for the oldest profession on earth. To mark respect to the day, we started Global Festival of Journalism every year," said Sandeep Marwah, President of the Festival and also International Journalism Centre.

"We are thrilled to be the part of the 6th edition of first-ever festival of this kind in the world. The Bosnia & Herzegovina-India friendship has taken a new shape today. Media can boost our relationship to bigger platforms," said H.E. Dr. Sabit Subasic, Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina, while lighting the ceremonial lamp to inaugurate the festival.

"Marwah studios are the Mecca and Medina of film and media activities. Last time, I was here for launching of Indo Ghana Film and Cultural Forum. Global Festival of Journalism has brought India and Ghana once again close to each other. I invite Marwah to Ghana as a state guest to further enhance our ties," said H.E. Michael Aaron N. N. Oquaye Esq (Jnr), High Commissioner of Ghana to India.

"Sandeep Marwah is a popular name in United Kingdom; his involvement has added more by joining hands with Teesside University. Asian Education Group and our University will soon tie-up for mutually beneficial associations," added Dr. Xiaoxian Zhu from Teesside University, United Kingdom.

"The reach of 12th February as International Day of Journalism and Global Festival of Journalism has induced many organizations in the World to celebrate this day. I am ready to go to any extent to promote good journalism," added Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidic, veteran Journalist of India.

Kumar Mohan, Veteran Journalist from Mumbai representing the Indian film industry, congratulated all the journalists from all over the world on International Journalism Day. "International Journalism Centre has created history in the books of journalism and has marked the day," said Kumar Mohan.

The festival conducted workshops, seminars, interactions, talks, exhibitions, screening of documentaries, release of posters, etc. on the first day along with launching of Indo Bosnia Film and Cultural Forum by the Ambassador of Bosnia.

Later, Sandeep Marwah honoured the dignitaries with the lifetime membership of International Journalism Centre of Marwah Studios.

About AAFT 

AAFT is the premiere film and television institute of India. AAFT- Asian Academy of Film and Television is one of the first ten best film schools of the world. For more information, visit http://www.aaft.com.

Media contact:
Asian Society of Film & Television

SOURCE Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT)

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