Journalists trained on political issues reporting

UNDP Country Representative addressing journalists

Kigali on September 6th, 2016, the Media High Council and National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations (NFPO) in partnership with UNDP conducted a training session on “Political issues Media reporting, production and presentation”.

This training intended to equip journalists with techniques of gathering, analyzing and processing information about political issues for the different media outlets. The training is practically-oriented to equip journalists with skills that will enable them to professionally carry out all activities in line with reporting, writing and editing news related to political issues. They will also see the media–political party’s relationship and working framework.

In his opening remarks, Peacemaker MBUNGIRAMIHIGO, the Executive Secretary of the Media High Council said that this training will enable journalists to gain deep skills on political news reporting, gathering, processing and analyzing related information.

He urged journalists to be professional in order to build a vibrant and professional media.

The UNDP Country Director,Mr. Stephen Rodriques ,  said that  a free and professional media plays a vital role in country development .

”Free and professional media help to hold political parties to be accountable; you have a particular role to play, to monitor, to investigate, always have a positive influence.” He said.

He added that this training will enable journalists to have deep skills to report news related to political issues and to enhance media–political party’s relationship and working framework

During the training , participants discussed on Consensus  democracy and power sharing in Rwanda, roles, structure and operational framework of the NFPO, media –political parties relationship and working framework, analysis skills for practical news and opinions, practical skills for writing, analyzing and reporting of political news and opinions.

After the theoretical training, trainees will go on field to practice the skills acquired during the training.

Kanzayire Denyse

Public Relation & Communication Officer