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The Manila Declaration

Improved reporting on humanitarian issues, compliance with international humanitarian law, and protecting journalists are all critical parts of ensuring that the story of vulnerable people is properly told. In East Asia, South-east Asia and the Pacific, for example, the media play a critical role in covering conflict and violence. In October 2011, the ICRC hosted a conference for 50 senior media representatives who shared best practices and made recommendations concerning the protection of journalists and how best to cover humanitarian emergencies. One key result was The Manila Declaration, a set of commitments to improve reporting and push for greater protection for media workers. For more, click here: For texts of the presentations see:






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