AMDISS conducts Peace Journalsim training

By Mandela Nelson Denis

The Association for Media Development In South Sudan (AMDISS) with support from Norwegian People’s Aid has started a three day training to equip Radio Managers on Peace Journalism.

Hanna Mollan, the Country Director of Norwegian People’s Aid’s said she is supporting the media in South Sudan because radio is the bridge between people and development.

“Media is the life band for development, peace and journalism is the analysis of conflict,” Hanna said.

She also appreciated the women who moved to join journalism, adding that it is the platform for women to speak for themselves.

Mary Ajith, the acting Chairperson of ADMISS in her opening remarks expressed her happiness for the media progress in the country.

“When I sit down, I feel happy and the reason is that media are progressing,” Ajith said.

“If peace is to come by now then we should be in peace, because the media has done its part in peace promotion.”

Ajith further explained that Radio is the “Voice of the Voiceless” in the community that should not be taken for granted.

Nichola Mandil, the facilitator of the three day workshop told the radio managers not to give radio platforms to people who are anti-peace.

“Don’t give radio airtime to anti-peace people, radio managers you have to be courageous and strong, be neutral while reporting, avoid telling lies,” said Mandil.

“Peace journalism is a good thing because war is bad and that is why today, we are talking about Peace Journalism,” Mandil said.

The workshop was attended by Radio Managers from Wau, Yei, Rumbek, Aweil, Tonj, Yambio and some in Juba.

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