Join us for the launch of our Code of Conduct to Improve Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists in South Asia, which aims to contribute towards strengthening the South Asian media environment.

Date: 23 November 2021
Time: 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM (UK time)
Platform: Zoom

We are pleased to announce the launch of a South Asian Code of Conduct, as part of our project aimed at strengthening the region’s media environment in terms of conflict sensitive reporting, journalist safety, and self-regulation.  The project was organised by the Public Media Alliance, with support from our local partner Media Action Nepal, the UNESCO New Delhi Office, and the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).

The Code of Conduct was produced following a three-day workshop with 30 media workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The participants contributed their respective local knowledge and expertise to the code’s finalisation. The finalised report will act as a strategy document, advising journalists and media workers across South Asia on how they can cover areas such as conflict, human rights, and gender in an informed, fair, and safe manner.

Read more: Project update: South Asia conflict sensitive reporting project nears completion

To indicate your interest in attending this event, please request an invitation below. Please note that your registration of interest does not guarantee an invitation. The Code of Conduct will be made publicly available from 24 November 2021.


The event’s keynote speaker will be Mr. Dhruba Hari Adhikary. He will cover the importance of ethics when reporting on conflict and provide a regional outline of the issues and key challenges. Other speakers include our workshop facilitators, Mr. Laxman Datt Pant and Dr. Sadia Jamil, and regional journalists who will speak on their experiences related to conflict sensitive reporting and the safety of journalists. The event will be moderated by PMA’s CEO, Sally-Ann Wilson.

Header Image: A press photojournalist is holding a camera with a zoom lens and is photographing war and conflict. Credit: chameleonseye/iStock

Updated: 17 November 2021