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Oholong Henry Mamur-Radio Emmanuel
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 09:54
The Civil Society Network in Eastern Equatoria State warned media houses against recruiting untrained young journalists.
 
State Coordinator for Community Empowerment for Progress Organization or CEPO, Ojok Francis Taboke said inexperienced journalists put media houses and staff on security danger.
 
He was speaking to Radio Emmanuel during a peace forum organized by Whitaker Peace And Development Initiative in Torit.
 
Ojok urged media house to handle issues on the administrative level and offer protection to staff with low ability on media regulations.
 
“The fact is very clear, a person like me I know the context for things to do with journalists in Eastern Equatoria here, the issues they are going through under many occasions we have been trying to address their issues, you know the most problem within the state here is just administrative issue because we do recruit young men and women in the system who don’t have enough capacity to do a certain thing without going through training and when the person has a problem we need to even back them up as administrators”, he advised. 
 
“Been in for fifteen years in the government, if my staff has gone in a problem I need to address the issue, this is the context of administrative issue most of the things are administrative”, Ojok pointed out.
 
Secretary General for Civil Society Network in Eastern Equatoria State Ochieng Philip Clement said protection of journalists is a priority of the civil society.
 
He said civil society use peaceful and systemic approach to rescue detained journalists
 
“The intervention that civil society are doing when a journalist is being detained or being put in prison, we have peaceful approach, first of all we need to find out the mistake of that journalist in particular and we go to the institutions that is concerned like the Ministry of Information to get more details on that particular journalist and then later we go to where the person is. That was why yesterday discussion was very paramount you as a journalist you need to put in your minds that the 5Ws has to be in your place and also you need to collaborate with the editing desk where your news have to be edited the story that you brought you cannot rush immediately on air without putting the necessary procedures”, Philip noted.
 
The Civil Society Network in Eastern Equatoria State was warning media houses against recruiting untrained young journalists in Torit on Thursday.
 
 

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