Radio Miraya trains Jonglei journalists

22 Feb 2013

Radio Miraya trains Jonglei journalists

21 February 2013 - Seeking to boost the skills of local journalists in Jonglei State, UN Radio Miraya concluded a two-day training for reporters from a station in the capital Bor.

"The training is very important to empower journalists in the field, so they do a better job and have better knowledge and skills," said Radio Jonglei Director Malek Gutnyin Gerwar.

Attended by eight Radio Jonglei journalists, the activity focused on writing and presenting for radio, sources of information and basic interview techniques.

"The ... training has taught me as a presenter to present correctly and ... basic skills on interview techniques," said participating journalist Ochala Bin Odol.

Radio Jonglei is a joint venture between the Jonglei State government and Sudan Christian Ministries, a local church group. It was launched in April 2010 to foster unity among the state's six tribes by broadcasting peace, reconciliation and development messages in local languages.

Launched in June 2006, Radio Miraya broadcasts 24 hours, seven days a week. It is operated by UNMISS in partnership with Fondation Hirondelle, a Swiss non-governmental organization.