In order to empower journalists with what is needed for the effective health related reporting, the Institute of Public Health in association with Yenepoya University has organized a workshop for journalists in Mangalore on 07th December 2013 at Yenepoya University Lecture Hall, Deralakatte, Mangalore. Honorable Minister, Health and Family welfare department Sri U T Khader inaugurated the workshop, Padma Bhushan Dr.B.M. Hegde, Vice Chancellor(Rtd.) of Manipal University and Smt. Nupur Basu, Senior Journalist and Documentary filmmaker were the Chief Guests for the event. Dr Vishal Rao participated as a main speaker. Mr. Durgaiah a cancer survivor as part of the Voice of Tobacco Victims also participated in the event.