2014-01-18 14:21:40 UTC
The Goa Union of Journalists condoles the death of senior journalist and
freedom fighter, Flaviano Dias.
Dias was a leading light in Goa's media fraternity for more than two
decades. He headed the Press Trust of India's Goa Bureau for over a decade
in the late 1980s and 1990s. He was also editor of the Goan news weekly Goa
Dias started his journalism career with the Free Press Journal in Mumbai
where he resided in his early years. He was deeply involved in Goa's
liberation movement and a member of the Goa Congress formed in the
metropolis to espouse the cause of Goa?s liberation from the Portuguese
He was also a close associate of the late Peter Alvares, an avid fan of
Goan Nationalist Dr Tristao Braganca e Cunha and a close friend of
Socialist Leader Madhu Limaye.
In Goa, Dias' contribution in the field of journalism, trade unionism in
the media industry and in the process of raising the professional standards
of journalism, are immense.
He is a former president and has greatly contributed in building the Goa
Union of Journalists into a strong professional body over the years. GUJ
will find it difficult to fill the void left by his passing away.
In this moment of great loss, GUJ conveys its deepest sympathy to his wife
and other family members and shares in their grief.