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Social Media Workshop

Event Start Date:
2nd May 2018
Event End Date:
4th May 2018
Event Venue:
Shivamogga, Karnataka

Workshop on Community Media with a focus on
“Understanding Tourism & Innovations in Education”
Co-organised by Environmental Study Centre and EQUATIONS
2nd – 4th May 2018

The fourth pillar of Indian democracy, media, has witnessed tremendous growth and reach. News has become an integral part of every citizen of India.. Now a day’s, journalism focuses only on that information which will help news organisations to make money. There is a discrepancy in news coverage even for metro cities and urban India where business, politics and glamour dominate the print and broadcast media.

There are many stories to be told about ‘the India’ that is not seen by commercial media- where a lot of newsworthy things are happening. We need to know and tell these stories. We as teachers, activists, and NGO practitioners need to bring these stories/ issues into public focus. We need to narrate our stories, talk about our issues, our achievements, our efforts and voice our opinions. “Community media is one of the ways that can be used to address the problems that commercial media is posed with”.

Environment Study Centre and EQUATIONS have come together to organise a workshop on community media to enable us as teachers, activists, and NGO practitioners to bring these stories/ issues into public focus. To allow us to work together through different tools of community media, The theme of tourism has been chosen as it is a topic that cuts across many different subjects and is also bound to connect to most participants who may have been tourists themselves or living in tourist areas or may be working on related issues such as environment, governance, democratic rights, gender, children etc.

The workshop will be conducted at a camp base in Hosagadde in the Sharavathy Wildlife area. A field visit to a tourist place nearby for practice is part of the agenda. We would like you to be part of this workshop to share your stories and equip yourself with the skills in producing community media.

We expect that people from diverse groups – community representatives from Karnataka, civil society groups/ organisations, academicians and activists will participate in the workshop.

A contribution of Rs.500 is solicited towards food and accommodation. Though this would be welcome, it can be waived off in special circumstances.

Please fill in the below form and send it to us by 15th of April 2018

We hope you will be able to participate in the workshop and give your valuable contribution.

Registration closes on April 16th.

Day 1
Registration & Introduction
Introduction to Media and
shortcomings of mainstream media.
Understanding tourism in the local
Writing skills & structure

Day 2
Field Visit
Art of Story Telling
Community Media/ Alternate media

Day 3
Trek in the Forest
Practical sessions on writing.
Using media in the field of education.
Preparation of community wall

How to reach Hosagadde: (The Venue of the Workshop)

Hosagadde is in the crest line of Western Ghats on Kogar Ghat, catchment of Sharavati River
Nearest Railway stations are: 1. Bhatkal (On Konkan Railway, is 50 km) to Hosagadde
2. Talaguppa (30 km ) to Hosagadde
Nearest Towns: Sagar on Bangalore-Honnavar Highway & Bhatkal on the West Coast well
connected by Rail and Road

Note to participants:
Please note that the workshop will be from 9:00 am on 2nd May till 4:00 pm on 4th May. We would like all participants
to be present throughout. Please try and make your bookings so that you are at the venue by the 1st evening .
For participants local travel will be facilitated by the organizer with enough advance
information about 1. Number of People coming 2. Date and time of arrival to the nearest Rail
or Bus Station.

Mobile phones may not work at the venue of the workshop.

Things to Bring: Shoes and slippers, cap, torch, water bottles, trekking bag, bath kit, light
bed sheets, Note book/pad and pen.

G.L. Janardhan
Environmental Study Centre,
Shimoga &
SWGM – Karnataka

Nino: 9880688075

Senior Lecturer
DIET, Shivamogga.

For Further Information please contact:
Janardhana G L
Environment Study Centre,KIDS & JSN Trust, No,70/1. Rathnakaranagara,
Mobile No: 9480431983

Registration Form
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