Women’s Feature Service (WFS), an Indian women’s news agency based in New Delhi, and the regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in New Delhi are organising a day-long workshop for journalists starting their careers in conflict reporting. The theme of the workshop is ‘Ethics of Reporting in Situations of Emergencies / Understanding the Context and the Actors’.
The workshop (entry by registration only) which will be held at the Casuarina Hall of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on 12 September 2014, aims to examine the ethics of conflict reporting and highlight the challenges and trends of reporting in emergencies, in the process training journalists who are just starting out in conflict reporting. It will also focus on the grave impact such situations have on people’s lives.
The workshop will kick off with an inaugural session followed by working sessions, which will focus on international humanitarian law as well as on the ethics of conflict reporting. This will be followed by a panel discussion with first-hand experience sharing by seasoned journalists like Murali Krishnan, radio journalist at Deutsche Welle and VOA and Kallol Bhattacharjee, special correspondent at The Week. A certificate of participation will also be awarded at the end of the workshop.
The ICRC across the globe organises workshops for local journalists to raise awareness about the important role of the media in reporting during emergencies. In India, for the past several years, with the help of ICRC’s workshops, journalists have enhanced their skills in reporting accurately on humanitarian issues.
Registration will close at 12pm on 11 September, 2014. Only journalists with prior registration will be allowed to participate in the workshop.
ICRC New Delhi