S03E43 FindingTheVoices with Mr. Yambem Laba, writing against corruption, exposing high profile personalities of Manipur

FindingTheVoices with Mr. Yambem Laba, writing against corruption, exposing high profile personalities of Manipur. (Part 3)
Guest Speaker : Mr. Yambem Laba, senior journalist at The Statesman Pvt. Ltd.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

Mr. Yambem Laba, senior journalist, Ashoka fellow and a social entrepreneur is indeed a walking knowledge bank of Manipur.
He has been contributing his share in a number of social events and undertakings and interviewing people from all segments including insurgents and such groups. The senior journalist has been around for quite a long time in this field and has heard stories from both sides. We ask our guest how he manages to balance and if they affect him personally in any way in his life. He has written a number of columns against corruption, exposing a series of high profile personalities of Manipur, and has received a fair share of threats as counter effect. Every week while writing for a column called Acute Angle published in the English daily, Imphal Free Press, he used to expose a minister or a bureaucrat or somebody who was involved in nefarious activities, giving a very stringent view of what was happening in the state. As a matter of fact, his first article in the column was entitled “Portrait of a Minister as a Con-Man”.
In this episode, Mr. Yambem Laba tells a short story of his acquaintance with the then Governor, Lt. General V.K. Nayar, during the time when President’s Rule was enforced in Manipur in 1994. He also shares about the time he got arrested by the Burmese army in 1988. He also talks briefly about the first time he was selected as a member of the State Human Rights Commission.

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of FindingTheVoices

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/