UNESCO Trains South Sudan Journalists on Investigative Journalism

UNESCO in partnership with the National Press Club South Sudan (NPC) has trained thirty South Sudanese journalists in the field of investigative journalism. The three-day Training of Trainers workshop was held in Juba from 22 to 24 June 2022.

Speaking during the opening session, Mr. Bullen Kenyi Yatta, Chairman, Board of Directors of the NPC, said the training aimed at empowering the journalists with investigative skills and build on their already existing skills to enhance in-depth knowledge in covering wide range of issues of public interest.

For his part, Mr. Julius Banda, UNESCO Country Representative, said the Organization is committed to promoting freedom of expression, which is a driver of the 2063 Agenda of the African Union and 2030 Agenda of the United Nations

Hon. Moyiga Nduru, Information Commissioner and Guest of Honor, welcomed the training as an important opportunity to prepare the journalists for the specialized aspects required to be an investigative journalist. He noted the relevance for investigative journalism in South Sudan.

The three-day training is in line with UNESCO’s Multi-Donor Programme on freedom of expression and safety of journalists.