- 18 June, 2013
IMAP along with Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) and Anil Chitrakar organised a workshop for the media personas to identify and discuss pertinent questions on the need for public spaces. It addressed the need for public space in Kathmandu through presentations by experts like Mohan Panta (Head of Department, Khwopa Engineering College) who talked about the relationship of culture with public spaces. Likewise, Surya Bhakta Sangachhe (Senior Technical Advisor, Nepal Society for Earthquake Technologies) discussed the regulatory frameworks of urban planning and its significance at times of natural disasters. Rabindra Mishra (Chief, BBC Nepali Service) shared a number of important skills of using traditional and modern media as a tool of social campaigning to create awareness, and write an articulate story.
The workshop discussed on the state of media awareness and its engagement in sensitisation of the need for public spaces. It also sought to identify collaborative ways to be followed by media and related sectors in addressing the issues related to public spaces.
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