Friday, November 20, 2009

Journalists gather in Davao City for training on human rights reporting

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Some 30 Filipino journalists have gathered Friday for a series of seminar and workshop on human rights reporting in Davao City in the southern Philippines.

Jeffrey Tupaz, secretary-general of the local chapter of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, said the two-day seminar at the Eden Nature Park and Garden Resort in Toril District is expected to enhance the participants’ awareness and understanding of the situation of the tri-people of Mindanao - the Lumad, Moro and Christians - to improve reportage on peace and human rights issues concerning these sectors.

With the theme “Sensible and Sensitive: Journalism for Human Rights,” the seminar-workshop also invited resource persons from non-government organizations and senior media practitioners to encourage interactive discussion among participants for a better understanding of these issues.

The training workshop is sponsored by the Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao and the Resource Center for People’s Advocacies, in coordination with the the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and with the support of the World Association for Christian Communication.

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