Fellowship Media Briefing Workshop on The Forest Rights Act (FRA)
Bhubaneshwar, March 4-5,2011
This workshop was supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust
The Forest Rights Act, 2006 is the first act in the history of India which recognises the rights of the forest dwelling tribes. To understand the act’s intricacies, implications and status of implementation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Media Unity for Freedom of Press (MUFP), Odisha organised a two-day media briefing in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha on March 4-5, 2011. About 75 journalists regional as well as from all across the country participated to understand the stature, controversies and ground realities. The panelists who encouraged the journalists to raise questions about various aspects of the act included activists, lawyers, media editors, foresters and bureaucrats closely working in the wide arena of the act.
The workshop had a captive audience of 30 journalists, comprising of the selected fellows for the media fellowship recently announced on the same topic and media personnels working aggressively in this field.
A field trip was also organised with Odisha Jungle Manch(OJM) and Regional Centre for Development Cooperation(RCDC), Bhubaneswar to Koska village in Nayagarh district, about 90 kms away from Bhubaneshwar.
Report of the Committee Constituted to Investigate into the proposal submitted by POSCO India Pvt. Limited for establishment of an Integrated Steel Plant and Captive Port in Jagatsinghpur District, Orissa October 18, 2010
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi (India)-based research and advocacy organisation, invites applications from journalists to attend its Annual Media Briefing on Climate Change. The briefing will be held in New Delhi on November 6-7, 2014. It will bring together media people and experts from countries of the Global South to discuss and debate a range of contemporary issues covering the science, politics, negotiations and impacts of climate change.
CSE has been conducting this annual media meet – but only for South Asian journalists -- since 2009. This year, the event has been opened up to journalists from other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
CSE will support the travel and accommodation of selected participants.