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Media Workshop on Human Trafficking in Guwahati

The United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi, is planning to organise a one day media sensitization workshop in Guwahati on 22 nd January 2008 for journalists of Assam and Meghalaya. The objective of this workshop is to share facts and information about drug abuse & HIV/AIDS and the role media can play in mitigating this problem. The workshop will also discuss the issue of glamorization of drugs in popular medium.

UNODC works with member states to combat issues such as drugs, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, corruption and terrorism.

Participation from mid-career journalist, who have a keen interest in development issue are welcome at the one day workshop. Preference will be given to women participants and journalist from rural areas and vernacular media.

The workshop is being organised with active support from bodies such as Guwahati Press Club, Journalist Forum, Assam and senior journalists from the North East media. Mr. Gary Lewis, Representative, UNODC ROSA will chair the workshop apart from other UNODC officials and resource persons from Assam.

Interested reporter-journalists are requested to contact UNODC office, New Delhi for registration. The registration will close by the evening of 20 th January.

For further information, please contact the following:

Pinky Pradhan, Project Associate, Regional Office for South Asia, UNODC, New Delhi -21 (M-9899355203/9810920777, E-mail: pinkypradhan@unodc.org) and Nava Thakuria (Ph. 0361 2630963, E-mail: navathakuria@rediffmail.com).

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