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Media Reports

The project has had a number of events such as focus group meetings, stakeholder meetings and the report itself has been disseminated at a series of public events in Goa, New Delhi and Geneva (see here). These events have been covered in a variety of public media, from newspapers in Goa and national dailies from New Delhi, to blogs and policy newsletters. The principal investigator has also appeared on national television in India on a discussion programme that was devoted to geographical indications. Some of this material can be found below.

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Media coverage of the Project Report

Panel explores use of geographical indications for development: Kaitlin Mara (Intellectual Property Watch, 21st December 2009) (also here)

GI protection: Gain for some, pain for others: Vandana Gombar & Ch Prashanth Reddy (Business Standard, 21st October 2009) (also available here)


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Media Coverage of the Project

15 new things to look out for in Goa this season: Vivek Menezes (Timeout Mumbai, 30th October 2009) (also here, or here)

Goa's feni shows sharp decline in production Frederick Noronha (India eNews, 29th April 2008)

A slightly inebriated GI Vijay Kruttika (SpicyIP, 11th April 2008)

Protecting the Goan Spirit Continues in Full Swing Christina Viegas (Navhind Times, 10th April 2008)

Feni – Goa’s Favourite Spirit Shoma Patnaik (Navhind Times, 10th April 2008)

Seeking GI Protection For Feni, An Indian Brew With A Strong Whiff Frederick Noronha (Intellectual Property Watch, 9th April 2008)

Hic, hic! Hiccups for Goa's feni industry Frederick Noronha (India PRwire, 9th April 2008)

Feni-makers fighting a losing battle? Frederick Noronha (Herald, 5th April 2008)

Goa's Feni May Get Geographical Indication Status Special Correspondent (News Post India, 31st March 2008):

Goa's feni may get geographical indication status Anon. (India eNews, 31st March 2008)

Will Feni be the New Tequila KumKum Dasgupta (Hindustan Times, 2nd December 2007)

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