Journalists from 11 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on October 21-22, 2016 to discuss humanitarian reporting in emergencies and during crisis. The conference was jointly organized by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) and the ICRC.

Participants came from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand, and they deliberated about challenges to responsible and humanitarian journalism and threats and opportunities in the age of new media and innovation.

This conference was the seventh regional media conference that the ICRC has conducted in Asia since 2006 and the second edition in Dhaka.