Capacity Building training for Media professionals and CSOs ends

Monday, July 02, 2018

The four day training workshop on transitional justice organised for Media professionals and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) by The Gambia government through the Ministry of Justice in partnership with the UNDP, United Nations Human Rights and United Nations Peace building support Office ended on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Ocean Bay Hotel in Bakau.

In his closing remarks, the executive secretary of Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), Dr. Baba Galleh Jallow, said the project was not organised for the media professional and the Civil Society Organisations as a token but as partners in development.

Dr. Jallow disclosed that the CSOs and the media professionals are the fulfillment in the struggle for what the TRRC wants to achieve.

He thanked the UNDP, ICTJ and other partners for their support and expressed appreciation to the participants for the attendance.

Dr Jallow pointed out that the office of the TRRC is open to these bodies noting that they should never wait for anyone to give them the green light to visit the TRRC secretariat for any information that they deem necessary to move the transitional justice process achieve its goals and objectives.

He urged the CSOs and the media professionals to be critical of everyone involved in the transitional justice process.

“Together we can make this process succeed” he concluded.

Speaking on behalf of the media professionals, ms Fatou Janneh Mba’i, a presenter from GRTS disclosed that the training workshop is a good start for media professionals.

She extolled the media professionals to make sure that their stories are fair and advised that they always integrate their ethics while reporting.

She thanked the organizers for the training and promised that the media professionals would make good use of the opportunity accorded them in participating in the training.

Mr. Muhammed Yahya Bah who spoke on behalf of the Civil Society Organizations thanked the organizers for the training workshop.

Mr. Bah thanked the presenters and the facilitators for their presentations and wealth of experience adding that he had gained a lot after the workshop.

Meanwhile, Certificates were given to participants and a big kudos was accorded to Mrs. Ida Persson, human Right specialist at UNDP and her team for their exemplary hospitality and coordination of the training.

Author: Bruce Asemota