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Reporting on Business Responsibility: Media Bootcamp

Registration link for one-day bootcamp on media and business responsibility reporting

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REPORTING ON BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY

Media Bootcamp

March 30, 2019; 9:30 am - 4: 00 pm

Marigold Hall, India Habitat Centre

Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Organized by Oxfam India and Anubha Bhonsle

APPLICATION

Please sign up here : https://bit.ly/2TC7zAP

Post the application process, successful candidates will be intimated by March 25th, 2019.

Context

Businesses are important players in the socio-economic-political ecosystem: they employ a large proportion of the labour force, command control over several kinds of resources, their work has high social impact and costs, and in the market-led political economy, they have a significant influence on policy decisions.

However, the accountability demanded from businesses is often limited to financial integrity and money flows. Journalism around corporations rarely ventures outside the realm of press releases, quarterly earnings and news about mergers and acquisitions. Much of the media coverage on corporate practices has been reduced to a PR exercise, and when the media does engage in critique, it allocates much of its critical gaze to specific scams and big frauds but rarely examines the everyday practices and policies of businesses with much scrutiny.

Aim

The one day boot camp for journalists, communicators, media students and researchers would aim to drive the point that for businesses to take issues of social responsibility seriously, proactive media reportage is needed. Just like the media scrutinizes political power, it must attempt to hold the same mirror to businesses in more responsible ways.

What Will You Get?

You would be leaving the proposed training with the following:

a) A sensitization and an overview of the many missing gaps in reportage around business responsibility and accountability.

b) Embracing the many systemic roadblocks in doing reportage of this nature and how to overcome them.

c)Business and Intersectionality: How to tell the untold stories

d) How to write/present facts on business responsibility.

e) How to read important documents such as a balance sheet, company annual report and what these can tell you

f) Data driven reportage and where to look for it

g) Resources and a tool kit

Broad Agenda

  • Understanding the media’s perspective

  • Fact checking businesses

  • Businesses and social responsibilities

In case of any queries or clarification, please contact:

Nirnita Talukdar

e: nirnita@oxfamindia.org | m: +91 9818833021