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State Level Consultation on Role of Media in Humanitarian Crisis

A State Level Consultation on Role of Media in Humanitarian Crisis was organized by the Inter Agency Group (IAG), Odisha in collaboration with the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) at Hotel Sandys Tower Bhubaneswar today on 24.6.2019. The consultation aimed at developing awareness and collecting feedbacks & recommendations to improve the media coverage especially during the time of emergency and develop a framework to guide it. Bishnupada Sethi, Commissioner-cum-Secretary (DM), Special Relief Commissioner and Managing Director, OSDMA joined the event as the Guest of Honour and shared his views on the crucial role plays by the media during the Cyclone FANI and other disaster events. Dr. Aurobindo Behera, IAS, Former Member Board of Revenue, Dr. Monica Nielsen, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF, Odisha attended the consultation as distinguished guest. Many national and state level senior journalist including Shri Sandeep Sahu, Shri Manoranjan Mishra, Shri Rajaram Satapathy, Shri Sudhir Pattnaik, Shri Jatin Dash, Shri Jajati Karan, Mr. Sahil Menghani and Shri Ashok Pradhan shared their views and opinion on the role of media in Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster Management. Representatives of media houses, INGOs, UN bodies and officials of OSDMA attended the consultation. The event brought together different stakeholders from media houses, senior govt. officials, INGOs and UN Bodies to discuss on the role of media in the rebuilding process in the post disaster phase.




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