UPR Info participates in training of journalists from the Democratic Republic of Congo

UPR Info’s Executive director, Roland Chauville, was invited on 30 April to take part in a workshop for journalists organised by Gmedia in the framework of the UPR 19th session.

 The workshop “Media Empowerment on Human Rights” took place in Geneva from 28 April to 2 May 2014 with six journalists selected from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The participants attended and reported on the UPR session of the DRC and met with Geneva-based NGOs, embassies and experts that provided training workshops on the tools and networks available to enhance the journalists' human rights reporting.

Mr. Chauville was invited to present the UPR process, its origins, and functioning. The presentation described the added value of the UPR and the role of journalists in making the UPR an effective mechanism to promote and protect human rights.

GMedia is a Geneva based initiative whose overall objective is to empower media to further civil society goals on human rights and democracy.



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