Media workshop on “Unsafe Zones: Stories of Violence and Vulnerabilities at Work.”
SAWM India, in association with International Justice Mission, held a national media workshop on “Unsafe Zones: Stories of Violence and Vulnerabilities at Work.” Fifteen journalists from Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalay, Assam, Orissa, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Telengana and Tamil Nadu attended the meet in Kolkata, along with journalists from Darjeeling and Kolkata. Journalists shared the risks and complexities of reporting on trafficking from their experience. Four survivors (three girls who were trafficked for sex work and a young man who was trapped in a brick kiln as bonded labour) shared their personal stories. IJM briefed the journalists on the newer trends in trafficking. The program also saw the launch of Teresa Rehman’s book, “Bulletproof” in which she narrates her experience of reporting on the insurgency in the Northeast. Monideepa Banerjee of NDTV joined Teresa in conversation for the launch.