Media Bootcamp on Responsible Finance on 12 October 2019

25 September 2019

The Fair Finance India will be organizing its first Media Bootcamp on Responsible Finance.

Application

Interested media persons from India are requested to sign up here: https://forms.gle/doaAHFEugFJ8MoDf6

Post the application process, successful candidates will be intimated by October 5th, 2019.

Context

Businesses are important players in the socio-economic-political ecosystem: they employ a large proportion of the labour force, command control over several kinds of resources, their work has high social impact and costs, and in the market-led political economy, they have a significant influence on policy decisions.

However, the accountability demanded from businesses is often limited to financial integrity and money flows. Journalism around corporations rarely ventures outside the realm of press releases, quarterly earnings and news about mergers and acquisitions. Much of the media coverage on corporate practices has been reduced to a PR exercise, and when the media does engage in critique, it allocates much of its critical gaze to specific scams and big frauds but rarely examines the everyday practices and policies of businesses with much scrutiny.

Aim

The one day boot camp for journalists, communicators, media students and researchers would aim to drive the point that for businesses to take issues of social responsibility seriously, proactive media reportage is needed. Just like the media scrutinizes political power, it must attempt to hold the same mirror to businesses in more responsible ways.

In case of any query, please contact:

e: ileena@oxfamindia.org

 

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