If you are a young journalist keen to report on natural disasters or cover situations of violence, this could serve as a crucial step in that direction.

Reporting on such critical issues requires awareness about the rules and regulations of conflict/war and other significant national and international treaties and laws. It is also imperative for mediapersons to have training in first-aid for their own safety when they are in the field.

For this purpose, young journalists as well as photo journalists with at least two years’ experience are invited to participate in a two-day workshop on “Ethics of Reporting in Emergencies” being organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in New Delhi on 15-16 July 2015.

This workshop is specially designed for mediapersons who are and will be reporting on situations of violence and disaster. The objective of this workshop is to offer not only training to reporters in self-protection, but also to equip them with knowledge to be able to write their stories in terms of the infractions of the laws, including International Humanitarian law, Geneva Conventions, Hague law, and domestic laws.

The workshop will be conducted over two morning sessions from 10am to 2pm followed by lunch on both days and participants will be awarded certificates. As participation is only by registration with limited seats available, interested journalists can mail a brief profile to asnehdipraha@icrc.org latest by 8 July.

ICRC New Delhi