RUBAVU - The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in partnership with the Journalist Association for the Protection and Promotion Of Children’s Rights, is training 35 journalists how to promote and safeguard children rights.
The three-day training, which started yesterday at Diane Fossey Hotel Rubavu District, is the second this year and draws media practitioners from both private and public media.
“We commend the journalists for forming an association to protect children rights, and with this training, they will be in a better position to report on the subject,” said Laurent Nkongoli, a Commissioner NHRC.
The training emphasised on the fundamental principles of human rights, which are the dignity of humans, the equality of human beings, fundamental freedoms and liberty as well as the aspiration to live a better life.
“Children rights is complimentary to general human rights which we advocate for in our daily work as journalists,” said Fidele Gakire, the Managing Director of Ishema publication.
“Human rights has something to do with legal aspects, which we were not well acquainted with, but after this exercise, we stand in a better position since we have acquired sufficient knowledge,” added Gakire.
Theogene Munyaneza, the vice president of the journalists association commended the organisers adding that the lessons learnt by the journalists will be used to promote children rights.