In Focus

Workshops

GENDER: PERCEPTION AND REALITY
In recent history, gender issues have come to the forefront of academic, social and political debates in India and around the world. Age-old mindsets about men, women and the LGBT community have been shaken and shattered with growing acceptance of biological and behavioural anomalies existing in the society. Generalisations and pre-conceived notions, however, continue to persist often to the detriment of the interest of these groups.

This workshop will provide participants a historical overview and present-day insights into the realities of various genders and the perceptions that stick.


COPYRIGHT LAWS AFFECTING THE MEDIA
Any industry that deals with creative properties faces the risk of copyright violation, plagiarism and intellectual property rights issues. It isn't rare to find someone stealing your creative works or concurrently find yourself faced with legal action should you tend to infringe upon someone's creative works. With the World becoming smaller and smaller as access to others' works is as easy as clicking on a hyperlink, the threats of Copyright violations are real.

This workshop will explain the legalities and the pitfalls of copyright law that directly afects the media/entertainment industry.


LEGAL RISKS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
With the evolution of social media platforms in the last decade and the invasion of multiple social media apps in our personal and professional lives, the risks involving the same have increased multifold and so have the laws regulating the cyber space. One innocuous even unintentional Facebook post or Tweet could today land you in trouble, even jail. The stakes become higher when you work for an organisation as the liability for your actions isn't restricted to you but spreads to your workplace too.

This workshop helps identify and safeguard from risks of social media for professionals, those working in public domain, students, media professionals, government employees, PSU employees and Human Resources Personnel.


PROTECT PRIVACY FOR FAMILIES/PARENTS
With the evolution of social media platforms in the last decade and the invasion of multiple social media apps in our personal and professional lives, the risks involving the same have increased multifold and so have the laws regulating the cyber space. One innocuous even unintentional Facebook post or Tweet could pose immense risk for your child or teenager. Social media is swiftly turning into a huge web of information that can be accessed by potential criminals, stalkers constantly watching your account for key information that can be used to fake identity, mislead your clientele,  hack into your child's accounts, kidnap even use facial images on others' bodies in a porn-peppered industry.

This workshop helps identify and safeguard from risks of social media for families and parents.


RIGHT TO DISSENT
Closely associated with consent and freedom is the right to dissent. Very often, most of us are oblivious to the fact that we can register our dissent and concurrently refuse to provide information that may be risky to reveal or pose us with some sort of threat. This workshop will detail times and zones where the right to dissent must be exercised to enhance prudence. There will be precedents analysed where consent was misused or dissent wasn't taken with the seriousness it was initially delivered leading to damage or injury.

This workshop helps identify and safeguard from the risks of consent being misused or dissent not being recorded or taken seriously.


REWRITING HISTORY
Napolean Bonaparte said 'History is a set of lies agreed upon' and rightly so. There is no one correct version of history because, like Dan Brown says 'By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account'. Amid growing allegations of attempts to rewrite history by renaming cities, tampering textbooks, etc. there is also a counter-narrative that justifies these moves because the history that we have been reading till now was mostly written by the colonists who ruled the country.
Is there really a need to 'correct' history? Whose version is more correct? What will be the ramifications of this change? These and more pertinent questions will be addressed in the workshop.


IDENTIFYING FAKE NEWS
Fake News is the new buzz word in media and in socio-political debates. The new phenomenon, its origin and extent are still being studied and researched upon. The legal ramifications and social repercussions are still unknown to most stakeholders.

This DraftCraft Signature Workshop, conducted across India even beyond borders since 2001, will equip you with the tools and skills to identify fake news, its source and analyse impact in the nation and internationally. DraftCraft has been working in the area of identifying fake news globally. The workshop will analyse case studies from all over the world and how fake news has changed the narrative  and topics of debate.


MEDIA AND BIAS
Today, the Media has been charged with bias as never before. While the fourth estate struggles with credibility issues being charged with fake news and being called names like 'presstitute' even worse, it's time to look within. This Workshop will take you back to the drawing board and examine the concept of bias that lies deep-rooted within society and, particularly so, among the Media; how to safeguard against Bias; Instances and Outcomes.


SECULARISM IN INDIA
India is not just a country. It is a multi-hued palette of religions, faiths, tribes, cults, customs and more. For centuries, before India was even called by that name, the people of this land embraced travellers, refugees and migrating communities. In present-day scenario, the country has faced several allegations of being 'non-inclusive' and 'intolerant' by entities within and beyond borders, especially in the polarised political environment. The workshop will explore the timeline of 'Secular India' and how perception is diametrically different from reality.


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION vs SOCIAL REACTION
Affirmative Action, or Reservation as its known in India, has been the centre of political debates since the inception of the Constitution of India. What was originally adopted to bring the weak and marginalised on par with the rest of the society has been marred with controversy and misuse especially by political entities that often use it for political gains and not the upliftment of weaker sections. More so, increasing reservation also causes unrest among the rest or the so-called 'privileged' sections who feel dejected and discrimnated against and are of the opinion that affirmative action is an outdated concept: equal opportunities must be given to one and all.

The workshop will analyse the need and misuse of affirmative action in India since independence and put things in perspective through factual data.