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3-Day Capacity Building Training For Journalists Concludes In Juba

A 3-day capacity building training for journalists organised by UNESCO and UNDP under the theme “United Nation, South Sudan Building The Future Together” kicked off on Tuesday in Juba.

3-Day Capacity Building Training For Journalists Concludes In Juba
Journalist during a workshop organised by IGAD [File photo]

By Mabor Riak Magok

JUBA, 23 November 2016 [Gurtong] -The workshop was attended by at least 30 participants drawn from different media houses across South Sudan.

The training focused on impartiality, accuracy and balance of reporting by journalists as an important aspect of journalism.

The facilitator of the training, Judy Kaberia Jackson said that the 3 -day training was aimed at equipping the journalists with skills of writing.

“Journalists should try to tell stories that promote development. Like in South Sudan there is so much information that journalists need to talk about such as cholera outbreak and HIV/AIDS, peace building and health by informing citizens on this issues in the country,” said Kaberia.

Kaberia said that the major challenge journalists are facing in South Sudan is the threat of insecurity.

“The biggest challenge is insecurity and this is the most common. I explained when I met them because people are being killed on the way and there are threats that make journalists not move freely to meet the masses.”

During the workshop most of the journalists exchanged contacts with UN agencies who were present should they need any kind of information for their publication.

Speaking during the 3 –day capacity building for Journalists, the United Nations Environment Country Programme Manager, Arshad Kham took the opportunity to use the platform to warn against deforestation in South Sudan.

“More work on sensitizing the community about the importance and effects of forests and wildlife is needed in South Sudan. Cutting down of forests can lead to wide spread environmental degradation of forest and desertification in South Sudan, threatening human health and live hoods causing food and water insecurity , contributing to poverty , displacement and increasing vulnerability.”


 

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