Building peace in the minds of men and women

Human Rights and Freedom of Expression Training for Media

In collaboration with the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS), UNESCO and OHCHR, UNMISS is organising a three-day training prograqmme on human rights and freedom of expression for South Sudanese journalists.

The event brings together journalists from a broad spectrum of media outlets and is the first in a series of events to promote awareness of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2013.

The training will focus also on  issues such as professional ethics among media actors and enhancing the critical role that media can play in educating South Sudanese about their rights, as well as on the security of journalists.

In recognition of the vital role that the media play in promoting human rights, UNMISS, UNESCO and  partners are commitmed to empower  media actors to responsibly fulfil a critical monitoring and reporting function in the observance of human rights, as part of their broader watchdog role.

The training will be held from Wedesnday through Friday, 17-19 April 2013, at the AMDISS Media and Resource Centre in Juba.