April 11th, 2013

CSE-LAMO Media Workshop for Ladakhi journalists concludes

LEH : The two-day media workshop for journalists from Leh and Kargil organised by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi and Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO) at LAMO Centre in Old Town Leh with special on reportage of local environmental issues concluded on Wednesday. Some 30 reporters participated in the two-day workshop under the experts from CSE and local resource people including Richard Mahapatra, Deputy Editor, Down To Earth of CSE, Souparno Banerji, Anumita,  Papia, Wildlife Biologist Dr. Tsewang Namgyal,  Glacier Engineer Tsewang Norphel and Projects Director LAMO Tashi Morup . Earlier welcoming the participants Dr. Monisha Ahmed, Executive Director LAMO told that the workshop was the result of yearlong planning between CSE and LAMO.  The first day of the workshop discussed the local issues related to environment such as climate change, water and problems faced by rapidly urbanising Leh in view of booming tourism.
The second day was orienting the participating journalists and also village based reporters on the basic skills of reportage of stories related to environment and other concerns.  Among them were News Editors of Leh and Kargil Radio and editors and correspondents of local newsmagazines such as Reach Ladakh, Ladags Sargur, Heritage Himalaya, State Times etc.

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