This workshop will for the first-time bring media and academic community into one platform physically and strives to strengthen the trust and confidence between these two communities.

The workshop will also discuss the issues plaguing the basin for decades such as floods and erosion in the Lower Brahmaputra Basin. It will bring varied perspectives from multiple stakeholders, bringing in knowledge from the ground via media and civil society organizations and discuss the relevant policies present for disaster risk reduction.

Journalists have a crucial role to play in creating inspirational and transformative narratives relating to the world’s complex water conflicts, and it’s time that we engage them meaningfully through region specific initiatives.

The afternoon session “Media coverage of the Brahmaputra, Salween, and Mekong River Basins: Similarities, differences, and relative risks” will be moderated by Professor Janki Andharia from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India.

In this session, Rajesh will speak on “Media and Environment in the Mekong and Chindwin Basin (Myanmar)”. He will share his experience on how media coverage works to communicate science to policymakers in the Mekong and Chindwin Basins.

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Meeting ID: 927 4444 0432
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