The day-long media workshop for the northeastern journalists sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has come to a successful end on Tuesday (June 30) evening. Organized in support of Guwahati Press Club, the workshop provided space for discussion and interaction primarily on the issue of reporting in time of violence and understanding the context and its actors. The workshop was attended by nearly 40 journalists from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and also from Bhutan.
Prior to the workshop held at Hotel Blue Moon in the city, the participants had undergone for a health check up programme initiated by Sun Valley Diabetic Care and Research Centre, Guwahati. During the inaugural ceremony, the resource persons of ICRC, New Delhi were felicitated by the members of the press club with the traditional Asomiya Gamosa and Zapi.
The first speaker of the program, Yahia Alibi, deputy head of the delegation, ICRC widly discussed about the mandate and mission of the international forum, which has presence all over the world.
The second session of the workshop was addressed by Dr S. Rajan with the theme of the international humanitarian law, where as Surinder Oberoi highlighted various issues relating to the reporting in time of violence from a conflict zone. Tahaniyat Sidiq talked about the way to address the victims of violence.