USAID Train Journalists On Conflicts Reporting, Gender, Social Inclusion.

By Isiyaka Wunti

Journalists, Media Managers and Public Relations Practitioners from across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Bauchi are undergoing a three day training on the principles for reporting conflicts and violence in the practice of News Writing and Reporting.

The training is aimed at acquainting the participants with the basic knowledge of reporting conflict related issues with a view to promoting Peace and Security in the Society.

The participants are also being trained on Principles of Conflicts Sensitivity, Gender and Social Inclusion in Conflict Resolution as well as the Roles of Media in conflict resolution towards averting escalation.

The exercise, was organized by the USAID funded State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness a (State2State) Activity.

Speaking at the opening of the exercise, the Chairman of the State Council of NUJ, Comrade Umar Sa’idu described the move as timely considering the rampant cases of conflicts affecting the growth and development of the state and the country as a whole.

Umar Sa’idu advised the participants to take advantage of the opportunity to enhance their daily reportage.

Also commenting, the Chairman, State Chapter of the NIPR, Kabiru Ali Kobi appreciated the organization for considering his members in the training.

The exercise reports that the participants were drawn from Print and Broadcast, officials of the State Councils of NUJ and Nigeria Institute of Public Relations NIPR as well as members of the Government House Press Crew.

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