Juba, 02 July, 2020 / 9:21 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic journalists in the world’s newest nation will benefit from the Peace Center for Journalists and Media Practitioners launched Wednesday, July 1 by the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
According to the country’s Director for Catholic Radio Network (CRN), who also doubles as the Chairperson for AMDISS, the newly launched peace center will provide an interactive avenue for Catholic communicators to share with colleagues and benefit from their journalistic skills.
“The Peace Center is providing a chance for our Catholic Radio Network journalists to be going and interacting with other journalists from other media houses, which are members of AMDISS,” the association’s Chairperson, Mary Ajith told ACI Africa Thursday, July 2.
She said, “Unlike when we (CRN) work independently, in our media houses where we don’t have a place to come together, the peace center has that space of bringing together journalists, the independent journalists, freelance journalists and those who work in the media houses.”
She added, “The journalists will have a chance to sit together, share their stories, share their knowledge, and also have time to talk about peace building, which is an important topic in this country.”