Somalia: 40 Somali Journalists Receive Child Rights Training in Mogadishu

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    Somalia: 40 Somali Journalists Receive Child Rights Training in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) 40 Somali journalists from 20 media stations received three day seminar on Child Right in Mogadishu, in attempt to boost the capacity of the local journalists, Somalia's journalists Union said.

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40 journalists attended the child rights training conducted by UNICEF and NUSOJ
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) 40 Somali journalists from 20 media stations received three day seminar on Child Right in Mogadishu, in attempt to boost the capacity of the local journalists, Somalia's journalists Union said.


The participants of the three day long seminar which was concluded on Monday said that they had gained very important knowledge and will make use of it when it comes covering issues related to the children.

"The training had very special significance for me and had gained knowledge and expertise.” Hussein Mohamed, a freelance journalist who attended the 3 day seminar said, "I urge NUSOJ and its partners to continue such important training to avail the journalists in the country.”

The training which was aimed to generate responsible coverage for child related issues, and the impact of adult behavior and decisions on their lives, was held between 22 - 24 July, by UNICEF and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).

"Media professionals and children’s rights Journalists are champions of human rights and this training was aimed to build capacity of local journalist and upgrade their knowledge on CRC” Mohamed Elmi UNICEF National Communication Director in Somalia told participants. "UNICEF has developed principles to assist journalists as they report on issues affecting children”.

"We offered guidelines that we believe will help media to cover children in age-appropriate and sensitive manner.”Mr. Elmi added.

The Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Mohamed Ibrahim Nur "Moalimuu” emphasized the importance of such training and thanked UNICEF Somalia for the support.

"To work effectively, journalists need to have access to this kind of training. A reporter cannot ensure that they practice ethical journalism for children without being familiar with comprehensive guidelines on ethical practice, therefore , I would like thank UNICEF for their support” Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu NUSOJ Secretary General said in a statement released by the union.

NUSOJ Training secretary Farah Omar Nur said that he was pleased that "some of our journalists have received this important training on children's rights, and I hope the knowledge acquired here will have a great impact our future reports in our respective media”

Somalia has become the 196th nation to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. The Convention outlines the rights of and means to protect children and provides the basis for the Federal Government of Somalia to realise the rights of all Somali children.

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