https://npcsouthsudan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/logo.png 0 0 admin https://npcsouthsudan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/logo.png admin2023-01-18 11:21:302023-01-18 11:21:30Chairperson of the NPC-SS Board of Directors visits Bor town to engage the state authorities to support media freedom and access to information
Bor, Jonglei State, 17 January 2023.
NPC-SS Chairperson Bullen Kenyi Yatta held fruitful talks with the State Minister of Information, Hon. John Samuel Manyuon, in Bor town, Jonglei State with support from UNESCO.
The meeting centered on engaging the state government to support press freedom, access to information, and creating an enabling media environment in the state.
Minister John Samuel appreciated the NPC-SS delegation, accompanied by the representative of the University of Juba Delphina Roba, for paying him a courtesy visit to discuss media issues in the state.
Minister Samuel commended NPC-SS for endeavoring to build the capacity of journalists in Jonglei State to disseminate accurate information on disasters to the masses in the state and beyond.
He said his ministry has a lot of challenges in the capacity building of press secretaries to communicate accurate information to the media about the activities of the government.
On his side, Bullen Kenyi affirmed the NPC-SS’s readiness to incapacitate journalists and press secretaries in the state to help the public to access information from diverse government institutions.
Bullen Kenyi disclosed that NPC-SS would on Wednesday 18 January conduct a training workshop for journalists and media organizations on crisis and disaster response and management.
Jonglei State is among the states devastated by floods, causing waterborne diseases and mass displacement of civil populations from their homes.
NPC-SS Chairperson Bullen Kenyi was accompanied by Program Coordinator Poverty Alfred and Delphina Roba, the head of the Department of the School of Journalism, Media and Communication Studies, University of Juba.