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August 19, 2018

CTSAMM Briefs South Sudan Media on Its Mandate, Peace Process

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) on Thursday briefed South Sudan journalists on its mandate and role in the peace process.

CTSAMM Strategic Communications Officer, Ruth Feeney, gave the briefing at a workshop organized by Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) in collaboration with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR).

CTSAMM gave updates on the status of implementation of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities and Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACoH) and the role of the media in supporting the peace process.

Some of the attendees listening attentively

Feeney highlighted the Parties’ obligation to protect the media and civil society. “Media reports can also serve as the basis for CTSAMM to initiate preliminary investigations into alleged violation of the ceasefire,” she noted.

Opening a two-day workshop, JMEC Chief of Staff, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede called on the South Sudan Media to contribute towards the realization of the country’s quest for durable peace.

Presentations were also made at the workshop aimed at imparting skills on how to write reconciliation stories.

About 100 journalists attached to local and international media houses based in Juba took part in the workshop.

Part of the audience

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CTSAMM

CTSAMM is an institute of the Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) signed by the Government and SPLM/A-IO in August 2015.