Cultural sensitivity manual for media out 

A manual for sensitive reportage has been made.
The Cordillera News Agency has crafted the first manual for reporting for media and bloggers after months of research and immersion.
The CNA has immersed in seven indigenous peoples groups covering the entire Luzon getting media protocol from the Bago’s of Ilocos in Region I, the Ibanag’s of Cagayan Valley in Region 2, the Aeta’s of Mt. Pinatubo area in Region 3, the Ilongots of the Aurora Province in Region 3, the Mangyan’s of Mindoro in Region 4B, the Tagbanua’s of Palawan in Region 4B as well groups in the Cordillera Administrative Region.
The project dubbed as the Luzon cultural sensitivity manual was made in tandem with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
NCCA Rico Pableo Jr was present in turn over ceremonies last week with the manual given to the Philippine Press Institute, Philippine Information Agency and the tourism sector.
The manual puts into perspective how indigenous groups should be reported on as well as the manner of reporting which practitioners must adhere to.
In July, the CNA conducted a training which gathered over 100 media practitioners, bloggers, educators and information officers for a two-day training with representatives from the 7 IP groups researched on.
The training aimed to validate findings and research and gather media to meet the IP leaders to formulate doable guidelines on coverage.
CNA is a 30-year old organization based in Baguio City composed of media practitioners, members of the academe with both private and government representatives bound by the common goal of bringing to the public issues and advocacies in the mountain region. CNA Release / ABN

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