Media Development Institute (MDI), the training wing of AMDISS, conducts a three-day media training for journalists in Yambio, Western Equatoria State.
The training covers media laws, code of conduct and ethics, trauma healing, conflict-sensitive reporting, and reporting on GBV.
Addressing the opening ceremony, the State Director-General of the Ministry of Information Jeremiah Emmanuel urged the journalists to exercise objectivity and neutrality when reporting issues in this multiparty system of governance to avoid biases.
He appealed to AMDISS and other media partners to help the state-owned radio (Yambio FM) with equipment to motivate the journalists to do their work professionally.
On his part, the Director of AMDISS Michael Duku appreciated the state government for allowing AMDISS to conduct training activities in Yambio.
Michael entreated the state authorities to help in defending media freedom, noting the positive contribution of media to the democratization and education of society to participate in genuine decision-making, nation-building, and development.
Justice James Alala encouraged the journalists to understand the media’s legal framework to enable them to report within the law.