MEDIA WORKSHOP DAY ONE
THEME: REPORTING TERRORISM & MEDIA CRISIS MANAGEMENT
DATE: 25TH AUGUST 2016
TIME: 2:00 PM – 6:00PM
VENUE: ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER
CONFIRMED RESOURCE PERSONS:
PROF. KWAME KARIKARI
DR KWESI ANNING
PROF. KENNETH ATTAFUAH
KWAMI AHIABENU II
OVERVIEW: Terrorist attacks is fast becoming a re-occurring pattern in Africa, this incursion requires an upgrade, training and understanding for both journalists, media practitioners, governments officials and civil societies in responding to threats and actual occurrence of terrorism.The programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and know-how in responding to terrorist attacked and threats. The programme provides a forum for stakeholder players to interact and recognize the respective context from which they are likely to operate when there is an occurrence of a terrorist attack. The programme has two component: (A) Reporting and covering occurrence of terrorism. (B) Media Crisis management for corporate and institution
(A)The role of Journalist: Reporting and covering occurrence of terrorism in the community: As an emerging and developing trend in Africa most media practitioners have little experience in dealing with terrorist crisis. This component focuses on the responsibilities of the Journalist as a professional working within challenging environment in capturing tragic situations often precipitated by various catalysts such as political, religious factors. The workshop explores the context for understanding the job at hand to be done by the journalist and the triple demands: From Government, Media Houses and the public.
(B) Media Crisis management for corporate and institutions: This component provides comprehensive practical training oriented to provide participants with the tools and crisis media skills required to manage any interaction with the media during a crisis. This component is practically oriented with situation type scenarios such as simulated press conferences, Q&A sessions and other role plays are utilized to put new skills to use and provide participants with terrorist crisis media skills. Training modules, application exercises, group discussions and other training activities reinforce the learning process.
MEDIA WORKSHOP DAY TWO
PANEL DISCUSSION: ‘GENDER SENSITIVE JOURNALISM: Challenging Gender Normative Violence and The Stereotypes Of The Role Of Women During Conflict.’
ABOUT THE MEDIA TRAINING WORKSHOP:
OVERVIEW: The discussion on gender relations in conflict and the media seeks to deconstruct the way stories about women and men in conflict are conventionally told. Panelists will focus on the role of women in conflict and the strategies and tools that can be used to ensure that a conscious effort is being made to show the complex, and possibly shifting, range of opinions and experiences of women in conflict and peacebuilding.
THEME: REPORTING TERRORISM AND CORPORATE MEDIA CRISIS MANAGEMENT.
DATE: 26TH AUGUST 2016
TIME: 10AM TO 11AM
DISTINGUSHED CHAIRPERSON: HON. MINISTER FOR GENDER,
CHILDREN & SOCIAL PROTECTION
PROF. AUDREY GADZEKPO
ASABE BABA NAHAYA
PROF. ROSE DANIELS