26 Aug 2019

 

Twenty Journalists Concluded Workshop On RPA And UNMISS Mandate

“You journalists need to be impartial when you are reporting on this current revitalized peace agreement so that the public knows the progress of peace implementation in the country”

Twenty Journalists Concluded Workshop On RPA And UNMISS Mandate
Radios and online Journalists pose for a photo after the workshop [Photo: Gurtong /Jo Ngong Akau]
By Jo Ngong Akau
Bor, 15 February, 2019 [Gurtong] -Twenty radios and online journalists have concluded a one day media workshop on Revitalized Peace Agreement and the role the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The UNMISS head of their office in Bor, Deborah Shiene, said the radio and online media have an important role to play in promoting confidence and trust-building among the communities of South Sudan at this critical times of revitalized peace implementation.
She added that journalists should inform the public that the peace agreement is becoming a reality and is growing. They should inform the public that the oppositions and the government parties are talking on the way forward to achieve peace in the country.
“Go out tells the public that the UNMISS is here to protect civilians under threat of physical violence inside and outside of the protection of civilians sites across the country”, Deborah said.
She added UNMISS is supporting the processes and institutions that will bring peace to South Sudan, as spelled out in the revitalized peace agreement.
“This time of transition period in South Sudan, I encourage you all the journalists to report on trust building activities in greater Jonglei and South Sudan as a whole”, UNMISS chief in Jonglei told journalists on Thursday.
She pointed out that UNMISS monitor, investigate and report cases of violations and abuses of human rights, that special attention is given to cases involving women and children.
“We UNMISS provide security and access to communities so that our partners can deliver humanitarian assistance, including food, health care and education”, she said.
Jonglei state information Minister, Atong Kuol Manyang, asked the journalists to use the skills and knowledge to change the mindset of the communities of South Sudan during this transition from war to peace.
“You journalists need to be impartial when you are reporting on this current revitalized peace agreement so that the public knows the progress of peace implementation in the country”, she told the press.

The media workshop was organized by public information office under the UMISS. 

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