Grassroots are often the ones who directly suffer from the struggles and benefit from the successes of land rights claiming. While these stories are rich and news-worthy, they can also be a challenge to gather.
On 8-9 November 2016, ILC NES Philippine Members organized the “NES Communications Workshop: Investigative news gathering and writing” in Quezon City.
Eleven partner CSOs and people’s organizations participated in the workshop to learn investigative news gathering and writing, and to know more on how CSOs can reach the media.
Philippine veteran journalist Malou Mangahas of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) oriented the participants on investigative journalism and facilitated the writeshop on news writing during the training.
Participants committed to take part in the initiative of the NES on promoting land advocacies through the stories they will share utilizing the knowledge they learned from this workshop.