Building a good relationship between the Media and Parliament is very critical. However, it has been observed that the relationship between the Media and Parliament leaves much to be desired. Sometimes their relationship is marred by inaccurate reporting or the way journalists present their stories. This problem and many other challenges have created a deep mistrust between the Media and the Members of Parliament. In most instances, journalists are not aware of Parliamentary procedures and processes, this invariably creates tension between the media and Members of Parliament. On the other hand, members of staff of parliament who deal with the media also often have difficulties communicating with journalists on priority matters that require reporting, including supporting journalists on the important discussions emanating out of a matter that may have been deliberated over a long period. In order to strengthen the relationship between journalists and the Members of Parliament, EU Governance Team is organizing a two-day workshop for journalists covering Parliament of Sierra Leone. The objective of the workshop is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of journalists in Parliamentary processes and procedures and enhancing the capacity of parliamentary staff charged with working with the media on how to deal with journalists in a professional and ethical manner.
The international resource person will participate in the workshop with the Public Relations and Journalists covering Parliament of Sierra Leone scheduled for December 10 -11, 2018. During this period the resource person will:
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