AMDISS trains 20 journalists in Aweil
The Association of Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) on Tuesday started a three-day workshop in Aweil town to build the capacity of journalists in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.
According to AMDISS executive director, Michael Duku, their team landed in Aweil safely and intends to have an outreach program capacity building for the benefit of local journalists.
“We are here to carry out a capacity-building program and outreach training for media practitioners in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State,” he said. “We have brought together journalists from seven media houses from Warrap, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states to train them on conflict-sensitive reporting and trauma healing because state journalists are not benefiting from the training we hold in Juba.”
Meanwhile, one of the participants, Joseph Olum who works for Door Radio in Warrap State, said he wanted to learn about and understand the media laws.
“I am very glad to be in this wonderful training and I hope that we will understand a lot of things, especially the media laws,” he said.
Another journalist, Umjima Maker Akol, said they needed handouts so that they would follow the regulations all the time.
“I hope that we will understand the media laws and be given handouts so that everyone can always review them,” he said.
The workshop is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and attracted 20 journalists from different media houses in Warrap, Western Bahr el Ghazal, and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states.