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Arunachali Journalist invited by German NGO

Arunachal Pradesh braveheart journalist Tongam Rina, who had been grieviously injured in by unidentified gunmen, has been invited by Hamburger Stiftung — a German NGO  that cares for journalists in need, for a one-year stay in that country starting later this month.

Business Standard reported a statement released  by the German Embassy,  Hamburger Stiftung is organising and sponsoring her visit and stay in Germany.

Tongam Rina (then 32) is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times, which is owned by the family of former CM Gegong Apang, was shot at a point-blank range when she was entering her office in the state capital Itanagar on 15 July 2012. She was critically injured.

During her one-year stay in Germany, Rina is expected to interact with German colleagues, learn more about political and economic developments in Germany and Europe, pursue own projects and if necessary, use medical facilities in the country.

Besides, during her stay, Tongam Rina can report as a permanent Indian correspondent from Germany.

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