Friday, 11 October 2013

Workshop for Journalists: Understanding the Role of India’s Military

Following from the Director, Press Institute of India: 

Today’s young journalists need the knowledge and skills necessary to report accurately, reliably, completely and with context on events and issues related to India's national security interests and objectives. National security comprises not only India's comprehensive national strength but also several critical sectors, one of the most important being India’s Military or the Army. 
Journalists need to understand how the Army functions, its role and contemporary form, and how it is positioning itself to meet future challenges. Such knowledge must be imparted, especially to reporters on the ground and editors at the desk.
To help young journalists become better informed, the Press Institute of India, Chennai, an independent non-profit organisation focused on sustaining high and responsible standards of journalism, in its landmark 50th year, and the Institute of Contemporary Studies Bangalore, a multi-expertise think-tank specalising in national security and foreign policy affairs, will conduct a two-day workshop on Understanding the Role of India’s Military, where foremost experts will offer perspective and advice, with an emphasis on public interest. This, the second in a series of two-day workshops, will be held on 30-31st October 2013 at an army facility in Bangalore.
The series of workshops (the first was on India’s National Security Interests and Objectives) is meant to equip young journalists with knowledge and skills to report on national security issues as well as on military and civil subjects in ways that have relevance and meaning to a variety of audiences. The overall objective is to better empower the journalist.

Journalists with five to eight years of experience in a newspaper, magazine or television channel are encouraged to attend. To register, please fill the form attached and send it along with payment. 

Registration fee is Rs 4500. Payment can be made by DD/ payable-at-par cheque favouring Press Institute of India and mailed to the Director, Press Institute of India, 2nd Main Road, Taramani CPT Campus, Chennai 600113. Last date for registration is 28th October 2013.


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