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#Elections2018: Final 2-day workshop with Prof Youngblood in Buea

CCMN Office July 29, 2017 9

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The project “Community Media, Peace Journalism and Elections Reporting” ends with a 2-day workshop with Prof Steven Youngblood, Director Center for Global Peace Journalism, for CCMN members and selected print, radio, TV and online non-member journalists. Furthermore, several representatives of the civil society followed the invitation of the CCMN to also discuss the potentials of peace journalism for the civil society and foster co-operation between CCMN and civil society.

Prof Steven Youngblood emphasized the role of journalist and media and their choices how to report before, during and after elections and fostered the understanding of the participants of the potentials of media houses to contribute to reconciliation in their communities instead of “putting more petrol to the fire”.

Furthermore, Prof Youngblood and the participants discussed other application areas of peace journalism like the area of reporting terrorism, refugees and migration and social unrest and socio-political tensions.

After the handing over of the certificates to the participants in presence of the PCC Moderator, Rt Rev Fonki Samuel, Gerald Chilla, representative of the US Embassy in Yaounde, and Prof Steven Youngblood, the team of the CBS Radio Buea hosted a 25 min live discussion to discuss with participants, organisers and Prof Steven Youngblood implications and results of Prof Youngblood’s 2-week visit to Cameroon.

The CCMN team is looking forward to further co-operations with Prof Steven Youngblood and to intensify our work on peace journalism.

HiTV Reports on the in-house trainings in Kumba, Limbe and Buea and the 2-day workshop in Buea

The project “Community Media, Peace Journalism and Election Reporting” is financed by

and implemented by

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