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

Join us for a three-day workshop from 28-30 September 2021 in Nepal, 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. The workshop is also open to media stakeholders working in a media-related organisation, such as press councils and associations, non-governmental organisations, and regulatory bodies.

This workshop provides the perfect opportunity for all media stakeholders 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 also 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 media freedom threats.

Please note that while we aim to have a physical event in Nepal, the workshop may be moved online due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic. In the case of a physical event, successful applicants will have all costs covered, including flights, accommodation, meals, and ground transportation.

For more information, eligibility criteria and to apply, check out our call for applications 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