ICRC’s Asia Media Conference ends in Dhaka

The two-day Asia Media Conference of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ended in Dhaka on Saturday with participants presenting their “advices and experiences on how media and humanitarian organisations can work better together”.

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 22 Oct 2016, 07:46 PM
Updated : 22 Oct 2016, 07:46 PM

“It is important for journalists and humanitarian workers to interact as we regularly meet on the ground”, Head of ICRC Delegation in Bangladesh, Ikhtiyar Aslanov, said, about the conference.

“These events hope to give media professionals the space to discuss, debate and deliberate on the constraints and challenges they face while reporting from situations of conflict and violence,” he added.

This was the seventh regional media conference of the ICRC since 2006, second hosted in Dhaka. The Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) was the co-host for this year’s meet in which journalist from 11 Asia-Pacific countries gathered.

They were from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Australia and Indonesia.

They shared their views and challenges they face in their countries while reporting in the time of humanitarian emergencies and crisis.

The ICRC has been providing humanitarian services for over 150 years and is present in more than 80 countries including Bangladesh.

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