20 September 2021

Join us for the inaugural session of our conflict sensitive reporting and safety of journalists in South Asia workshop, featuring discussions on the media’s role in improving conflict and journalist safety.

Date: 27 September 2021
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM (UK time)
Platform: Zoom

As part of our upcoming virtual workshop for media professionals in South Asia, we will be hosting an inaugural session featuring discussions on conflict reporting, public media’s role in peacebuilding efforts, codes of ethics, and journalist safety.

This opening session is by invitation only for participants of our closed workshop from 28-30 September and guest speakers. However, there are limited spaces available for interested persons. To indicate your interest, please request an invitation below. Please note that your registration of interest does not guarantee an invitation.


  • “Conflict and the role of Public Media: the role media plays in strengthening peacebuilding efforts and countering hate speech” by Sally-Ann Wilson, CEO, Public Media Alliance
  • “UNESCO’s role in mainstreaming the culture of peace – Freedom of the press and the safety of journalists” by Hezekiel Dlamini, Adviser for Communication and Information for South Asia at the UNESCO New Delhi Office
  • “Defending free, independent, and reliable information. The media monitoring role in Conflict reporting” by Bal Krishna Basnet, Chairperson, Press Council Nepal
  • “How digital technologies are impacting peace and conflict reporting” by Dr. Sadia Jamil, Country Representative to the Asian Media Information & Communication Centre, UAE
  • “The importance of up-to-date codes/ policies that support freedom of expression and journalist’s safety during conflict” by Laxman Datt Pant, Chairperson, Media Action Nepal

The inaugural session will be moderated by Ms. Priyanka Jha, Vice-Chairperson of Media Action Nepal.

Find out more

The inaugural session on 27 September will be followed by three-day closed workshop sessions from 28-30 September, covering conflict sensitive journalism, journalist safety, and self-regulation. The workshop forms part of our wider “Code of Ethics to Improve Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists in South Asia” project, organised by the Public Media Alliance (PMA) and Media Action Nepal (MAN), with the kind support of the UNESCO New Delhi Office & the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).

You can read more about the project and also meet our 31 fellows and our regional and international facilitators.