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Nagas' Online News Website Serving Great Purpose

By: R.B. Thohe Pou *


Wow! Today we can learn all the news happening in Nagalim (Nagaland) with a click of our mouse - whether we are in Nagalim, India or abroad.

Once due to lack of information technology development in the region - all the important and urgent news or happening in Nagalim could not be publicized to the world.

For instance, the 21 Assam Rifles camp attacked by the NSCN at Oinam village in 1987 and the aftermath of harassment, rape, torture, delivering the women in open ground etc were not reported widely to the world due to lack of internet facility available during that time.

But today, some of the Nagas' Daily news websites post all the current news happening in Nagalim, which give a great influence to the world leaders.

Some of the important Nagas' Daily News websites are -

www.nagalandpost.com,
www.morungexpress.com,
www.nagasonline.com,
www.nagarealm.com,
www.kuknalim.com,
www.akasworld.com etc.

The Nagaland post is the oldest printed daily newspaper in Nagaland State; it also posts daily news in their website. Morung Express is the latest printed newspaper in Nagaland State, which also post the daily news in their website.

The Nagaland Post and Morung Express are the only printed newspapers in Nagalim, having their websites posting the daily news about Nagalim, National and International news. The other daily newswebsite do not print but post the daily news in their websites.

One of the important aspects of nagasonline.com, nagarealm.com, kuknalim.com and akasworld.com is that there is forum and chat room where Nagas and non-Nagas meet, deliberate and share their perspective on different issues on Nagas and other issues.

Due to technical reasons or space problem - it is difficult to share or write our own views in other newspaper. However, the above sites have forum where we can share our opinions or raise any issues - may be important or insignificant.

Many educated young Nagas studying and working in other towns and cities - who are the future leader of our Nagas access the website - read the news, comment and share their opinions.

It is observed that more than 80% of the net surfers are from outside the Nagalim, which means the Nagas' Daily websites are serving a great purpose for the people living outside Nagalim.

The state/local newspapers hardly circulate to other cities in India or abroad. Therefore, the above sites are the only websites where the Nagas' news is circulated outside Nagaland and abroad.

The most important parts of these sites are posting regularly the daily news and other Nagas issues. Before these sites were hosted, the people inhabiting outside Nagalim, India and abroad find very difficult to update the local news or impossible to know what is happening in Nagalim.

However, today all kinds of important issues on Nagas or any human rights violations in Nagalim can be raised and publicized to the world. For all the Nagas and non-Nagas who are living outside Nagalim and want to know what is happening in Nagaland should not miss to read the daily news from the above given sites.

In conclusion, today the whole world is observing daily and gets to know what is happening in Nagalim - it is only because of the above sites.

As the world come to know more about the Nagas and popularize the unique Nagas' history, culture and customs - all the kudos will goes to the above sites.

I really appreciate the above sites and I extend my heartiest congratulation to all the site administrators.


R.B. Thohe Pou contributes regularly to e-pao.net
The writer can be contacted at thohepou@rediffmail.com
This article was webcasted on June 07th, 2006

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