Journalists in the Rwenzori region have been challenged to deeply understand how government operates in order to write a balanced and accurate story from government offices.
The challenge was sounded on 25th April 2018 by the Assistant Chief Administrative officer in-charge of Busongora County, Mr. Wilson Asaba Mwigha while speaking to Kasese based Print and Radio journalists attending a two days capacity building training at the E-Society Resource Center at the district Headquarters in Rukoki in Nyamwamba Division Kasese Municipality.
The training that ended on 26th April 2018 was organized by The E-Society Resource Centre and supported by The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). The training aimed at equipping journalists with ICT skills on how to report about parliament and local government structures.
Mr. Mwigha told the journalist that government through three arms of government that includes the Judiciary, Legislature and Executive could not efficiently execute its mandate without the media, a reason why journalists should be aware of how the government operates.
However, Mwigha said that government has put restrictions on access to information asking the fraternity that is charged to inform, educate and entertain to follow the guidelines if they were to perform their roles rightly.
Loice Kyogabire, the Programs Coordinator attached to Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa asked the journalists to use the media critically to address issues affecting the community.
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