Journalists from Grand’Anse, trained on Communication and children’s rights
The media occupy an important position in Haitian society, particularly in remote areas where it is sometimes the only source of information people have. Thus, journalists can become champions of the respect of the Rights of the child. UNICEF encourages any initiative aimed at strengthening their capacity regarding rights of children’s issues. Hurricane Matthew has increased this need for child protection in the region.
UNICEF organized a training session for journalists from the department of Grand’Anse on 12 and 13 July. Several institutions working in the area of Child Protection also took part in the workshop Discussions focused on topics that are important to the organization: the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), how to conduct an interview with children, reporting on children, how to communicate in times of disaster.
Kalil Amadoum Toure, the head of the UNICEF sub-office in Grand’Anse, praised the work of journalists, emphasizing collaboration between UNICEF and the press in the region. “We want to improve together, communication, mainly in the communities, so that we can get the best messages. The objective is to see how the framework for collaboration can be improved and that you can understand the importance of the rights of the child”, he said.
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