OHCHR Trains journalists on human rights and public freedoms

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner in Uganda has trained a group of 35 journalists from Lango and Acholi sub regions on human rights and public freedom.

The two-day training supported by Uganda Human Rights Commission took place at Doves Nest Hotel outside Gulu town on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The training was intended to equip journalists with relevant human rights knowledge and skills such as strengthening human rights awareness among the journalists, elaborating the nature and scope of international human rights obligation and enhancing the skills and knowledge on human rights monitoring and reporting of violations, advocacy with relevant authorities, and claiming /litigating human rights.

Facilitation was conducted by officials from United Nation Human Rights and Uganda Human Rights Commission. Most of the journalists talked to after the training expressed satisfaction with the content and knowledge gained.

Aguti Moreen, a reporter based in Dokolo said she can now differentiate between a crime and abuse. She said she will use the knowledge to enlighten listeners on their rights.