Anastasia Isyuk, of the International Committee of the Red Cross, gestures during a media workshop on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines. (Best available photo - Mindanao Examiner)
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Sept. 25, 2010) – More than two dozen journalists have finished Saturday a media workshop on International Humanitarian Law and Reporting Conflict in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines.
The International Committee of the Red Cross led by Anastasia Isyuk and Christophe Gillioz conducted the one-day workshop held at the Lantaka Hotel. Victor Redmond Batario, the executive director of the International News Safety Institute, also discussed about safety of journalists.
Isyuk, the ICRC communication coordinator, spoke about the organization’s operation in the Philippines and briefed journalists about the International Humanitarian Law. He also talked about safety of journalists and conflict reportage.
Gillioz, the head of the ICRC office in Zamboanga City, briefly discussed about his group’s humanitarian efforts.
They were also joined by Gabriel Daclan and Allison Lopez, both ICRC communication officers. Daclan spoke about the ICRC in Mindanao and humanitarian missions in the southern region.
Dr Rene Guioguio, ICRC political and communication adviser, also talked about the organization’s relationship with the media and its role in reporting conflict and humanitarian issues.
The ICRC team showed videos of the organization’s operations around the world and safety of journalists. Most of the journalists who attended the workshop came from as far as Sulu, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur and Cotabato provinces. (Mindanao Examiner)