For the first time TADIO connects with other media agencies including UNESCO and The Governement to develop a plan to help the Journalist who are in trouble when they are at work, the task force has been set up, the aim is to help the Journalist.
Tadio in partnership with UNESCO and Government and other media stakeholders will provide guidance and training to journalists on issues of safety and ethics when writing and announcing election issues.
On the part of the Government said it is ready to cooperate with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other stakeholders to ensure the security of journalists as they carry out their duties. The statement has been given to the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports during a public information conference on the security of journalists. Speaking on behalf of the Ministry Press Journalist, Patrick Kipangula said that the government has put in place a situation of protecting journalists to enable the country and citizens to have reliable information that affects their lives and development. He said that at the conference it was best for all its participants to look at the draft plan that would be presented at a national conference to discuss the security of the journalists.
Commenting on current issues where there is a problem with journalist there are many complaints, he said that it is best to be aware that most parts of the world and the country’s most problematic journalists are not caused by the government but by individuals. He said the journalist should understand the laws they work for to know their rights and also to know their safety. He said it is his hope that the report that will be available will help to identify the scope of the journalists in the country and enable it to be more secure if the United Nations wants to focus on its developmental features in particular, the 16th and 10th chapter in particular the first and second-hand articles information and information staff.
He said the government has now decided to ensure that journalists are safe and that freedom of information is not threatened by depriving journalists’ freedom. He said the media law has been designed to protect the journalist especially considering that journalists are also required to be trained and insured.
At a meeting that UNESCO representatives were present, the Head of Office and the United Nations High Commissioner for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) in the country, Tirso Dos Santos asked participants to contribute to the report so that it could be a source of security for journalists. He said the statement that was also made from information from civil society is very important in the implementation of sustainable world goals. He said he was very pleased with the government’s efforts to write the report, saying the stakeholder contribution is necessary to have a complete report.
This is the first time the government has prepared a report by UNESCO with regard to journalists’ safety while non-governmental organizations have been doing. The government’s report is expected to be submitted to the top authorities and discussed in June this year, with the report being requested to be completed in May. With the Unesco Program Information and Communication Unit, Nancy Kaizilege said at the meeting that the report is a mixture of various reports including questions asked through networks. He said the report was expected to be delivered to the Ministry of Finance before going to a large stakeholder meeting. He said the international proposal would be open in July this year when Africa would be a Morocco in June.
At a meeting held at UNESCO offices, stakeholders were looking at the draft government and its accuracy before going to a discussion on a major political platform later this year. According to the components of the SDG member states of the United Nations are required to provide voluntary information on the security of journalists and media staff.