Sep 12, 2008, 6:55 AM
The regional president of the West African Network of Journalists for Peace Building (WANJOP) has called on the media practitioners in the sub-region to build more interest in peace journalism.
“I would like to use this opportunity to call on all, especially media practitioners, to rededicate our commitment to work for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world all year long,” he said.
In his annual International Day of Peace (IDP) message, Nfamara Jawneh, reminded journalists and media practitioners in general of the crucial role they have in promoting world peace.
He called for more peace building initiatives in schools and at community level, so as to foster global peace and understanding.
“As we mark yet another IDP, it is essential for us to remember all those who lost their lives in the course of the year, in particular our colleague journalists in war zones.”
He also called for special prayers for countries that are not at peace, while further calling for cessation of hostilities during the day.
Commenting on the theme for this year, the WANJOP regional chief said: “Peace and democracy are closely related, thus the need to promote democratic values”.