A training and refresher workshop for journalists working in Himachal Pradesh 

September 24-25, 2019. 10 AM to 2 PM

Press Club, Shimla 

India has been steadily falling behind most countries in safeguarding its ecology and environment. It has lost 90 per cent of its major surface water sources to pollution and encroachment. Some of the world’s worst air pollution hotspots are in India. Climate change is taking a severe toll through a spate of devastating extreme weather events such as cyclones, floods and droughts.

Hill states like Himachal Pradesh, because of their fragile ecosystems, are facing the brunt of this. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi-based think tank, conducted an exclusive two-day media workshop for journalists working in Himachal Pradesh that addressed some of the key environmental issues that India is grappling with today, and how to report on them.

CSE and Down To Earth magazine have been covering environment, development, science and health for over 20 years. Down To Earth, published in both Hindi and English, is one of the most respected publications in its genre in not only India but the whole of South Asia. The workshop shared this huge bank of knowledge and experience with journalists from the state.

For details, please contact: Sukanya Nair, The CSE Media Resource Centre, / 8816818864