Registration is now open for the IPDC/PMA/MAN virtual workshop for journalists and media stakeholders from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka, as part of the “Code of Ethics to Improve Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists in South Asia” project.
Deadline: CLOSED

The workshop will be ONLINE only due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising cases in Nepal and throughout the region. 

Join us for a three-day virtual workshop from 28-30 September 2021, covering conflict sensitive journalism, journalist safety, and self-regulation. The workshop is open to practising journalists and media workers who work and reside in our target countries and have at least three years’ experience.

This workshop provides the perfect opportunity for participants to network with their regional counterparts, examine their roles in the reporting of conflict, and to devise regional strategies for covering conflict accurately, impartially, and responsibly while ensuring their own safety. Participants will be able to contribute towards the planned Journalist Code of Ethics on Conflict Sensitive Reporting and the Safety of Journalists, which will serve as a useful tool for those working in the South Asian media landscape, particularly as it navigates growing threats to media freedom.

The workshop will be followed by two days of mentoring with individual consultations for participants to develop stories on conflict reporting in South Asia. By the end of the workshop and mentoring sessions participants will have developed an understanding on conflict sensitive reporting, journalist safety, and ethical journalism practices to produce at least two analytical stories covering these issues.

Fellowship support of up to US $500 maximum (discretion of project organisers) will be provided on completion of the full programme.

For more information, eligibility criteria and to apply, check out the application form below.

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

The workshop is being held 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).

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