Rwenzori sub-region journalists acquire legal training

HRNJ-Uganda alert,

Fort portal, 21st/October/2013;

Rwenzori sub-region journalists acquire legal training

Over forty journalists from Rwenzori sub-region have been equipped with basic knowledge in human rights and the justice system of Uganda that will help them deal with the abuses of their freedoms and rights.

In a three day workshop organized by Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) between 16th-18th October, held in Fort Portal -Western Uganda, the journalists have been exposed to the legal system in order to help them understand their obligations and to respond to violations they encounter in the course of their work. The workshop was opened by the Regional Police Commander Rwenzori Region, ASP James Katonyerera and closed by the Kabalore District chairperson, Richard Rwabuhinga who both urged the journalists to be objective and professional in their work. They commended journalists in the region for the cordial relationship that exists between the various stakeholders in the area, especially the police. Journalists described the training as an “eye opener” to them and vowed to apply the knowledge acquired in their day-to-day work.

 

“I am very elated that HRNJ-Uganda is causing change to the journalism fraternity in Uganda and equipping media practitioners with the basic knowledge that will help them withstand the challenges they encounter in the profession.”  Said Robert Ssempala, the National Coordinator for Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda

 

For More Information Contact;

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)

Plot 18, Block 12 Stensera Road Kayanja Triangle Zone

P.O.BOX. 71314 Clock Tower Kampala. Tel: +256-414-272934 / +256-414-667627

E-mail: news@hrnjuganda.org / humanrajournalists@yahoo.co.uk / Website: http://www.hrnjuganda.org; BLOG: http://hrnjuganda.blogpost.com

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About Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda

HRNJ-Uganda was established in 2005 by a group of human rights-minded journalists who developed a sense of activism amidst a deteriorating context due to glaring abuses targeting the media. The network gained formal registration as an independent non-profit and non-partisan media organisation in 2006. The identity of HRNJ-Uganda lies with its diverse membership across the board including the print and electronic media, freelance investigative journalists and individuals from other professions.
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