Capacity building and outreach

This involves several activities implemented to strengthen the skills and capacity learning of HRNJ-Uganda secretariat staff, volunteers, interns and the members of the organization. The programme aims at enhancing the capacity of the staff and members to undertake their various interventions in defence of human rights. The Network will deliver trainings to enable the members to accumulate the required skills and knowledge to effectively impact on the human rights situation in the country. HRNJ-Uganda will also explore opportunities for its staff and members to enhance their contribution to human rights promotion and protection.

Under this HRNJ-Uganda will undertake out-reach programme for university and colleges targeting Mass-Communication and journalism students to nurture them into human rights journalism. HRNJ-Uganda will arrange in-country and out-of country internships and exchange programmes for the students and practicing journalists to facilitate cross-fertilization of experience, knowledge, specialization and replication of best practices to enable them advance the human rights agenda in Uganda.

CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES HELD BY HRNJ-U COUNTRY WIDE

In an effort to mitigate the security concerns that journalists face due to unethical behavior, HRNJ-U has ably carried out a series of trainings on ethics and professionalism in six major sub regions of Uganda. The trainings geared towards equipping journalists with skills to scale down on security concerns that arise out of mainly unprofessional conduct. 50 participants were targeted across each region. They included Newsroom managers/Editors, Program presenters, Station Managers and Reporters from radio stations, television stations, Online News Networks and Newspapers across each region.

JB Waswa, Lead Trainer -The media needs to know the laws that govern press freedom, then advocate for it

GULU, 26TH – 28TH MARCH 2015

Journalists from Gulu region attending a training on ethics and professionalism

SOROTI 8TH -10TH MAY 2015

REGIONAL SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON DEFAMATION LAW

With support from Freedom House, HRNJ-Uganda has conducted a regional sensitization workshop in Masaka Southern region of Uganda to equip journalists with knowledge on defamation law and the possible threats.

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HRNJ-U legal officer presenting on civil defamation

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Journalists of Masaka attending a regional sensitization workshop on defamation law.

HRNJ-U Legal officer presenting on criminal defamation

HRNJ-U Legal officer presenting on criminal defamation

Journalist Jacinta Bwanika giving a comment during the sensitization workshop on defamation law.

Journalist Jacinta Bwanika giving a comment during the sensitization workshop on defamation law.

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