NPC, among other media organizations commemorates world Radio day under the theme “Yes to Radio Trust”

February 17, 2022-JUBA The National Press Club in collaboration with the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS), Union of Journalists, and other media houses on Thursday organized a dinner as part of the World Radio Day celebration.
The event drew a number of journalists, media managers, members of the diplomatic community, and Media support organizations as well as academicians to celebrate the positive role of media in educating, disseminating, and informing the public on the current affairs unfolding in the country.
Addressing the event, the Executive Director of NPC-SS Mr. Ochaya James Philip applauded the journalists for working tirelessly in informing and entertaining the public.
Ochaya says radio plays an important role in the peace-making process by creating a platform for the public to share views that contribute to nation-building. He further thanked the UK 🇬🇧 embassy in Juba for their support to the media institutions in the country.
Speaking during the same event, the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee Ms. Ayaa Irene, who also doubles as the Principle of MDI and Chairperson of FJN, appealed to media managers to show a strong command of leadership in their newsrooms to shape public opinion.
She urged the media managers to equip journalists with necessary journalistic equipment to produce quality news products.
This year’s event was celebrated at Da Vinci Hotel in Juba where the organizers distributed digital recorders to ten media houses to ease their work.
Ms Ayaa advised the media managers to give the recorders to journalists to cover events in society.
“This equipment must not be taken out of the stations for private use or as personal property. The equipment must be kept at the stations for the journalists to use them,” said Irene.
On his part, the Representative of the UK Embassy in South Sudan Tom Carter affirmed his country’s readiness to promote media freedom in South Sudan.
The Deputy Minister of Information, Communication Technology, and Postal Services Dr. Jacob Korok acknowledges the positive role being played by media in educating the society, urging the media organizations to work together for the common good of the people of South Sudan.
The recorders and radio sets were distributed to; Akol Yam FM in Northern Bhar El Ghazal State, Radio Wau in Western Bhar El Ghazal State, Nile FM in Upper Nile State, Radio Farmers in Unity State, Voice of Freedom in Eastern Equatoria State, Maridi FM in Western Equatoria State, Voice of Reconciliation in Jonglei State, Yirol FM in Lakes State, Kuajok FM in Warrap State and South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) Radio in Central Equatoria State.
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