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CPA organises training workshop for journalists

Dec 24, 2013, 9:09 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye & Modou Sanyang

Child Protection Alliance (CPA), in collaboration with the Gambia Press Union (GPU), recently held a two-day training for local journalists at the GPU secretariat in Fajara.

The training, attended by participants from various media houses in the country, exposed journalists to media code of conduct on reporting issues relating to children and the legal framework on journalism.

Speaking at the training, Bakary Badgie, programme officer of CPA, introduced participants to thematic areas such as describing who is a child, non-discrimination in reporting, best interest of the child, protection of the rights of the child, and survival and development of the child.

Mr Badgie also took the participants through the various provisions of the Children’s Act 2005 and various forms of child abuse.

Bai Emil Touray, president of GPU, spoke at length on media code of conduct in reporting children issues.

He urged participants to always strive for excellence in accuracy, sensitivity, responsibility, balance and objectivity when reporting child-related issues.

During the training, participants were divided into groups to test their understanding of the issues relating to the subject of the workshop.