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Member: ‘Trio’ of Internet productions
(A press release from Globalom Media)
This year marks the fifth anniversary of North America’s first South Asian Outlook, an independent e-Monthly launched in July 2001. In the last two years it was the recipient of Canada-wide awards in the Internet category, given by Canadian Ethnic Journalists’ and Writers’ Club (CEJWC), now re-named as Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA).
Globalom Media, publisher of South Asian Outlook e-Monthly, following up on its launch of South Asian Outlook on Web TV, earlier this year, has gone ahead with South Asian Web TV, which will expand its coverage and feature other South Asian programmes.
”To complete its ‘trio’ of Internet and new media productions Globalom Media this month launched Indo-Canada Outlook,” says Suresh Jaura, President (North America), Globalom Media, a transatlantic venture based in Canada and Germany.
Indo-Canada Outlook is for connecting India and Canada and their people. “India is the cradle of the human race… ” - wrote Mark Twain. “ Canada is one of the oldest federations the planet still has up and running,” wrote Roy MacGregor in Globe and Mail.
It is produced by Canadians of (East) Indian origin in Canada, for their compatriots here, for Indians back home and abroad, and for all those who are interested in the democratic traditions of India and Canada and the rich cultural heritage of India, its diversity, its complexity and its vitality. It will provide a forum for dialogue among Indo-Canadians and Canadians, about issues that affect them and their concerns.
Entering its Sixth year, as in previous years, South Asian Outlook has received over 16 messages including from the Prime Minister, five Premiers, Federal Ministers and Members of Parliament. All these messages including the previous ones since 2001 can be viewed at http://www.southasianoutlook.com.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has extended his “congratulations to everyone involved in the production of this magazine.”
Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, writes, “Since the inception of South Asian Outlook in 2001, Canada’s engagement with South Asia has become increasingly important to our prosperity, security and global governance interests. The South Asian community living in Canada has played a leading role in shaping our understanding of the region and enhancing our people to-people links. As our ties with South Asia deepen, publications such as South Asian Outlook will play an increasingly important role in disseminating key information and identifying opportunities for enhanced collaborative partnerships.”
Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty, conveying “best wishes for your publications ongoing success” recognizes “the importance of electronic media in reaching out to South Asians across the globe.” (See adjacent photograph of McGuinty and Jaura)
Dr Hedy Fry, candidate for leadership of Liberal Party, recognizes “our achievement to publish across one country let alone provide an international forum that reflects the concerns and issues of South Asian Canadians locally, nationally and internationally.”
Connecting “Canadians with the international community,” as MP Jim Karygiannis writes, South Asian Outlook is providing a “valuable contribution to the vitality of the South Asian community in Canada,” in the words of Bev Oda, Canadian Heritage Minister.
“We are heartened by the recognition that we have received not only from peers in the media but also from leaders of the country,” adds Suresh Jaura.
Suresh Jaura is a member of Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) and Toronto-based Canadian International Peace Project. He is also a member of AsiaPeace, a Sweden- and U.S.-based electronic discussion/action group. He can be reached at 416 620 1520