The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is conducting a two-day workshop for journalists/photojournalists on 21-22 August 2019 in New Delhi.
In addition to equipping media persons who report on situations of natural/manmade disaster with knowledge about international treaties and laws, the workshop will include sessions on ethical reporting from the frontline and social media in emergencies, among others. They would also gain practical knowledge of basic first aid for better preparedness at ground zero in case of emergencies such as earthquakes etc. Awareness of the international treaties, including international humanitarian law and Geneva Conventions, with the correct vocabulary will add more depth and nuance in their reporting of humanitarian issues.
The workshop will be supported by experienced external interlocutors. Retired Indian armed forces officers will also participate in the programme and share their expertise.
Participants should be young working journalists/photojournalists with at least two-three years of experience. The training will be held on the premises of the International Committee of the Red Cross at C-6/6 SDA, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 100016. The workshop will run from 0900 am to 1400 pm on both days followed by lunch.
Participants who attend on both days will receive certificates from the ICRC.
Last date for application is 10 August 2019.