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Journalists tipped on parliamentary reporting

BY: Ruot George

At least 45 South Sudanese journalists have been trained on constitutional-making and parliamentary reporting.

The two days event at Juba Landmark Hotel was organized by the Union of Journalists in South Sudan with support from United Nations agencies on 16 and 17th Nov. 2021.

UJOSS president Patrick Oyet said the training sought to build the capacity of the Journalists who will be reporting in parliament.

“This capacity building will be continuous; it will not be a one – day thing. One of our expectations is that same people should attend subsequent trainings on parliamentary reporting to boost their skills in reporting on the two thematic areas,” he said.

Afram Wani, the Director General for governance in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs asked participants to be patriotic when reporting issues of national parliament.

 “When you send people, you are sending them to the second highest office of the land. The National Parliament rank 2nd after J1,” Wani said.

Wani said all journalists accredited to government offices are evaluated.

“The work of a journalist is a very sensitive job. It’s sensitive because all that are done in politics by the 35 ministers and the 5 vices president are reported by the media. It’s you who will tell the world”.

At the workshop, journalists learned how to conduct themselves within the assembly precincts.

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