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SHOTOPA, Apr 11: “Understanding Environmental Issues for Better Reportage” a two day a Media briefing,workshop for local Journalists of the twin District of Ladakh was organized by Center for Science and Environment (CSE) Delhi in collaboration with Ladakh Arts and Media Organization (LAMO) at LAMO,s headquarters at Munshi House Leh Palace Ladakh. This workshop was the first of its kind held in Ladakh for Journalists.

The workshop started with the Introductory session during which Monisha Ahmed Executive Director LAMO gave a brief introduction of LAMO and its work in Ladakh and for Ladakh at National and International Level.

Suparno Banerjee, Programme Director Media CSE Delhi and Papia Samajdar of gave a brief introduction of CSE, its Philosophy, works and milestone and its media work.

Later during the first day Richard Mahapatra Senior Editor Down to Earth Magazine and Superno Banerjee talked about the Media and Environment and gave a detail presentation about various issues arising now days in the society (Local as well as Global Level).

Richard Mahapatra talked about the reporting on Environment, Its trends and observations, linkages of news, how local news is linked with global news as well as global news with local news. To explain this he gave the Example of the recent Pashmina Goat Carnage due to heavy snowfall in Changthang and told that this may be a reason of the Global Environmental Change and may become a global news, which rather was portrayed as la local News.

After this a discussion on the role of media in highlighting local environmental issues was conducted in which, Richen Angmo of Reach Ladakh, Tsering Angdoos ASI Leh, Chemat Namgyail of Ladags Sargyur, Disket Dolma of AIR Leh and Anayat Ali AIR Kargil participated which was moderated by Richard Mahapatra.

During the Discussion its was observed that local journalist has issues but there is no platform as well as no training to treat a particular issue for making a good news.

In the end of the Workshop the Participants thanked the moderators and experts and particularly of CS and LAMO for conducting such workshops in Ladakh.


News Updated at : Thursday, April 11, 2013
 
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