CEMESP trains journalists on post-elections reporting in Liberia

The Centre for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) on February 9-10, 2024 has held a two-day post election reporting training workshop in Nimba County, Liberia.

Beneficiary journalists were drawn from 20 Community radio stations from NIMBA, Bong, Lofa, Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru, Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties.

The two-day training in Ganta was facilitated by Frank Sainworla, Dixon Pennie and Wremongar Joe.

The training reflected on the 2023 electoral cycle and put in perspective challenges and opportunities for future election coverage. Specifically, the sessions among other things focused on issues around election-related violence in the country’s 2023 presidential and legislative elections, and holding elected officials accountable for the promises they made during the 2023 elections.

Beneficiary journalists also engaged in a number of practical sessions, including the effective use of peace music, vox pop and the use of conciliatory soundbites.

The participants commended the USAID, CEMESP, and Internews for prioritising the development of journalism at the community level; and committed to use the knowledge gained to promote peace and accountability in the country.

From Thursday, February 15, 2024, CEMESP will commence another two-day post elections training workshop for journalists in Monrovia. The training will bring together journalists from Montserrado, Bomi, Gbarpolu, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Rivercess, Grand Cape Mount counties.

CEMESP is a leading media development and freedom of expression advocacy organization in Liberia with theprimary objective of strengthening the work of journalists and media managers by promoting an enablingenvironment for the media in Liberia to thrive.

It is one of several co-implementing partners of the USAID 5 years media development program, Liberia Media Activity which is principally being implemented by Internews.

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