GANGTOK, October 9: A -ay capacity building workshop for local journalists on their role in addressing issues related with human trafficking by Shillong based Impulse NGO network and Sikkim Express in association with Press Club of Sikkim (PCS) commenced from today here at the PCS premises.
The representatives of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) Sikkim unit and HOPE NGO have been roped in as resource persons for the workshop supported by UNIFEM.
While placing the introductory note, Impulse team leader Hasina Kharbhih spoke on the sensitiveness the reporters have to attach in doing reports related with human trafficking and other allied social menaces. She also highlighted the global issue of human trafficking which comes in various forms luring millions of women and children in forced slavery and sexual exploitation.
Ms Kharbhih further highlighted the role of media in reporting human trafficking issues.
HRNL Sikkim chapter director Dr. Doma Bhutia also briefed the media in various legal and constitutional parameters related to human trafficking during the workshop.
PCS president Paramani Danga spoke on the media response to reporting on social issues with special reference to human trafficking.
Earlier, Sikkim Express editor Amit Patro placed the welcome address.
Around 21 local journalists, especially the youth, are participating in this two day workshop which will conclude tomorrow