CAFI/MWGS Media Workshop on 12th January 2012

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Subject: Invitation to participate at the media workshop on the theme NOT EVERYTHING THAT GOES BOOM IS A LANDMINE :  Workshop for journalists and media professionals for investigating and reporting accurately on explosive weapons , 12 Jan 2012.

Dear Sir/Mam,

Warm greetings from Control Arms Foundation of India, New Delhi and Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network.

Hardly a day goes by without a report in the national media of a ‘landmine blast’ in Naxal areas, Jammu & Kashmir and Northeast India. But in 2011, for the first time, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines could not verify any new use of landmines in India. How is this possible? Learn why. International conventions now ban the use of antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions. The Geneva Conventions (Laws of War) prohibit indiscriminate use of weapons against civilian non-combatants. The Convention on Conventional Weapons prohibits the use of some types of mines, in some kinds of ways. Each has an impact on how members of the media could accurately report on explosive weapons, their impact on Indian society, and the legality of their use.

On 12 Jan 2012 Control Arms Foundation of India is organising media workshop on the theme  NOT EVERYTHING THAT GOES BOOM IS A LANDMINE : Workshop for journalists and media professionals for investigating and reporting accurately on explosive weapons at Press Club of India, 12pm- 2.30pm, 12 Jan 2012.

Workshop will be led by Mr Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, the Asia regional research coordinator for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997 Nobel Peace co-laureate) and the Cluster Munition Coalition,Dr. Mahesh K. Arora , Director of Disaster Management and Health Consultant and  Ms. Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network and Secretary General of Control Arms Foundation of India.

We would like to invite you to participate at the event.

Kindly give us your confirmation by 30 Dec 2011 as limited seats are available.

We look forward to your positive support and cooperation.

Thanking you,

Kind regards,

Ms Binalakshmi Nepram
Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network
Secretary General, Control Arms Foundation of India
Email:[email protected]

Mr. Bipul Kumar Banerjee
Email :[email protected]
Mobile no :09873241251

Control Arms Foundation of India and Manipur Women Gun Survivors
Network B 5 / 146, First Floor,
Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110 029, India Website:
www.cafi-online.org  , Phone: +91-11-46018541 , Fax +91-11-26166234

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