Africa-Press – South-Sudan. Jonglei radio in partnership with United Nation Development Programs (UNDP) have launched a five-day training to educate journalists on peace, journalism, unbiased and accurate reporting techniques to help create an environment of social cohesion to introduce journalists on effective writing and interpretation of peace messages, conflict, violence and analyse the roles of media to explore the roles of media and journalists conflict dynamic. Speaking during the opening of the programme, Moses Awol, the Director General for the information and communication said that the training would sharpen the participants in good reporting and how to conduct the ethic of journalism in order to balance the stories.
“I urge the journalist to be careful when reporting on stories and verify story before publishing it. Because most of the population is uneducated,” Meanwhile, Majok Guet kuol, the Project officer at Radio Jonglei said that they were trained as participants from various media organizations and ministry of communication in Jonglei the aims were about peace journalism giving skills and reporting techniques in order to tackle the stories that could bring conflict.
“Currently 15 participants are undergoing five-day training and with hope after the training the participants may have gain some knowledge on reporting the peace stories,
”. However, Lueth James Deng, one of the participantssaid that was a good program and could help him as Journalist to know their roles and how to give the right information to the public so that the information could benefit the community as media was one of the important tools and the quickest way of distributing the information. He urgedthe organization for preparing the journaliststo empower them through training. Last year Radio Jonglei launched a project peace through media in partnership with United Nation Development Programs (UNDP) funded by Sweden. Early August this year, Radio Jonglei was shutdown by National Security Service (NSS) for a month on what they described as unethical reporting.