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Media Workshop 'Reporting on HIV/AIDS'

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Open Space, the civil society outreach initiative of the Centre for

Communication and Development Studies, CCDS, Pune (www.ccds.in),

announces a two-day workshop on 'REPORTING ON HIV/AIDS' to be held in

Pune in early June. The workshop is open to young reporters/

correspondents in the print, audiovisual and internet media in

Maharashtra and Goa who write or report on health issues and would

like to develop perspectives to report accurately on HIV/AIDS. Young

and mid-career journalists from district towns are encouraged to


The objectives of the workshop are to inform participants of the

current debates around HIV/AIDS, and to promote discussion on the

role of the media in reportage and advocacy in HIV/AIDS and identify

concerns in media ethics.

The sessions will be conducted by well-known public health activists,

commentators and mediapersons. The workshop will be held in Pune, and the medium

of instruction will be English and Marathi.

CCDS will reimburse II AC rail fares to participants from outside

Pune. CCDS will also take care of boarding/lodging arrangements for

participants for two nights/days on a twin-sharing basis.

TO REGISTER for the workshop please mail your resume along with soft

copies of two original, published articles/reports on a health issue

by email to anagha.ghosh@... and renu@....

Those working in the audiovisual media should submit their resumes by email to

the email ids above and send one feature/story of broadcast quality and related

to health on a DVD which can be couriered to the address below:

" Reporting on HIV/AIDS " , Open Space - Centre for Communication and

Development Studies, B-301, 2nd Floor, Kanchanjunga Bldg, Kanchan

Lane, Off Law College Road, Near Krishna Dining Hall, Pune 411 044

Tel No: 020 25457371

THE LAST DATE for receiving resumes and original published

articles/DVD is April 20th, 2008.

Open Space will inform confirmed participants about dates, venue and

other details by the first week of May, 2008.


e-mail: <sandhya@...>

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