Channel News Asia’s Purple Romero gives journalism safety advice at Dasmariñas college forum

By Joshua Labatete and Charliette Flores

Philippine multimedia Journalist, Purple Romero is giving a pre- recorded video interview at De La Salle University Dasmariñas after being invited by the university’s Communication and Journalism Department.

As part of the event ‘Kapihan sa CJD’, Romero, an experienced reporter on disaster news coverage, answers questions on how journalists can keep themselves safe as they cover disaster situations from typhoons to hostage- takings.

Romero recounts her experiences as a reporter covering with her team at Typhoon Haiyan, telling how future Journalists should carry themselves by making plans before being deployed like preparing a raft and a secure location where they could stay.

“There are specific set of directives or principles that should be applied in covering calamities based on what I have experienced,” Romero said.

Romero was on assignment in Marawi at the time of the CJD Kapihan but made time for a video interview to participate in the Journalism Safety forum.

Romero, an alumna of the Broadcast Journalism program of DLSUD, is currently a news producer for Channel News Asia and continues to cover stories of conflict for Al Jazeera. Her answers to the students’ questions about the practice of safety while on coverage help to prepare students joining the professional media industry after they graduate.

Edited by Gail Cayetano: Posted by Kristine Mahusay


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